Good Morning. It’s Friday, 9 February 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift.
A huge snowstorm–with the emphasis on “storm”–hit the Northeast last night. Schools were closed; traffic disrupted; streets clogged. But as big and impactful as the weather can be, it takes second place this week to national politics.
The Washington made-for-TV government drama continues. The immigration ban is still in force; the court disputes became more heated; and there appears to be some confusion about ethics at the highest levels.
It’s the made-for-TV government. And no, you can’t switch channels for at least four years. It’s like a bad cable plan–you have to ride it out until the end. Maybe things will settle down. Maybe not.
In more important news, at least for sports fans, Duke outlasted North Carolina last night, 86-78, in Part 1 of their two part annual basketball rivalry, played at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Carolina was bombarded with superb three point shooting from the Blue Devils, as one of the greatest rivalries in sports once again lived up to its reputation.
And..the world goes on.
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The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
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