Good morning! It’s Monday, June 12, 2017 and here’s your Morning Scoop newsletter. Subscribe to add the Scoop to your email inbox.
What You Need to Know
• Et tu, Comey? Corporate sponsors such as Delta Air Lines yanked support of a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in which a Donald Trump look-alike is knifed to death.
• Today marks one year since the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. At noon in Orlando, church bells will ring 49 times for each life lost.
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• The siren song of tax revenue from marijuana cultivation and sales is attracting another central San Joaquin Valley town.
• The city of Huron is rocked by a fatal shooting in which the victim was 14 and the accused murderer is 13.
• The action off the pitch at Sunday’s Mexico-U.S. soccer match in Mexico City was loud and ugly – on both sides.
What You Want to Know
• Avi Kaplan, formerly of Pentatonix, has a new project and a new song out. See what you think.
• Seventeen people had, quite literally, a crappy day at the Happiest Place on Earth and so, so sorry but we can’t stop laughing.
• What is “manspreading”? Before you let your imagination run too wild, see what this major city is doing about it.
• Ananya Vinay, who has proven to be not just an otherworldly speller but a great sport in her TV appearances, prevailed in a titanic battle with Jimmy Kimmel. There’s no way that trophy fit in overhead storage on the flight back from L.A.
• There’s $100 waiting for students of a charter school – paid out of the principal’s pocket – if they can give up electronics and video screens one day a week during summer break. That sounds ... impossible.
What You Don’t Want to Know
• So these guys were staging a robbery for a music video. Problem is, they didn’t file a permit for the shoot. Which means the police didn’t know it wasn’t real.