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The Olympics, another George Zimmerman incident and your ‘McDonald’s of the Future’ – today’s Morning Scoop

Brazil’s former volleyball player Isabel carries the Olympic torch in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue on its way for the opening ceremony of Rio’s 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.
Brazil’s former volleyball player Isabel carries the Olympic torch in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue on its way for the opening ceremony of Rio’s 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. AP

Hi! It’s Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Here’s your helping of the Morning Scoop.

What You Need to Know

• Drivers in Fresno were treated to low visibility and heavy traffic after a brush fire broke out along Highway 41 yesterday.

• Stockton’s mayor has been arrested after apparently seeing too many summer camp movies from the 1980s.

• A relationship quarrel, a shooting, a car crash and a manhunt: Things got super dramatic in Madera County yesterday.

• A panel discussion was held in Fresno to address tensions between citizens and the police.

• A sneak preview has been released ahead of tonight’s Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

• Someone has finally punched George Zimmerman in the face.

What You Want to Know

• Cute, frolicking bears swam alongside visitors at Lake Tahoe yesterday and in a nice change of pace, both humans and animals all managed to keep their lives.

• Tickets for Garth Brooks + Trisha Yearwood go on sale today and have probably already sold out in the four seconds it took you to read this.

• If there’s a bigger fan of the movie “Heathers” than Donald Munro, I’m not sure I want to meet that person.

What You Wish You Didn’t Know

• “We are not screwing around, Philly.” Actual statement from a government official to residents of Philadelphia who are dumpster swimming.

• And the McDonald’s of the Future” feels more like “What McDonald’s should have been doing for at least the last five years.”

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