Good Morning. It’s Sunday, 12 March 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The drama in Washington continues, the most recent victim being NY Federal Prosecutor Preet Bharara, who refused to resign along with the mass of other Federal Prosecutors who were suddenly asked by the Trump administration for their resignations; Bharara was fired for his refusal to voluntarily resign. Each administration traditionally replaces some or all key appointed Federal Prosecutor positions when they take office; generally, they don’t do it so suddenly or abruptly. Bharara had a previous meeting with Trump and the impression was that Bharara would stay on. Not so. Is it a coincidence that Bharara, who was a deadly prosecutor of insider trading and other Wall Street financial crimes, was terminated by an administration that is filled with big name Wall Street executives?
Winter Storm Stella is bearing down on the Northeast. Weather forecasters are predicting a blizzard on Monday. Button up and find the snowblower.
Today is “Selection Sunday” for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. By tonight, college teams around the country will find out who’s in and who’s out for the big dance that is “March Madness”.
Today is the first day of Daylight Savings Time for most of the U.S., so if you haven’t set your clocks ahead by one hour, please do so now. That missing hour? It should show up again late in the fall.
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