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Heyyy. It’s Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, and I’m here with your helping of the Morning Scoop. (Subscribe here to get the Scoop in your inbox because Wednesdays. Amirite?)

What You Need to Know

• Protests broke out in Charlotte, NC, after police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott.

• Lisa Ling hit the Central California Women’s Conference with some realness about the human trafficking problem in our Valley.

• Workers on Fulton Street have found really old telephone lines, which is cool but like, I wish it had been pirate bones or a map to Atlantis or something.

• Two very famous people have decided to stop being married to each other.

• Curtis Hanson, director of movies you’ve definitely seen or at least heard of, has died.

• The city of Chowchilla doesn’t care who it insults.

What You Want to Know

• This story about a dying dog attending his human’s wedding will hand you your first ugly cry of the day.

• Clovis is the place to go if you’re looking for new local restaurants.

• The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is going right for it with its “Doughnut with a Deputy” event. (Wait, is that how we’ve agreed to spell ‘donut’ in America? Me confused.)

• You can still get Garth Brooks tickets for this weekend, something something, “Friends in Low Places” joke.

What You Wish You Didn’t Know

• Tired of competing with their Tennessee counterparts for attention, people in Nashville, Mich., are trying to build a 3,000-foot sundae.

• And finally, a flower that smells like a dead animal mixed with urine is getting ready to bloom in New Hampshire for the first time since 2011. What a time to be alive!

Have a great Wednesday, y'all.

Heather McLane: heatherannmclane@gmail.com, @heather_mclane

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