Editor’s Note: The Nightshift will be published in abbreviated form for the next couple of weeks due to outside scheduling commitments. Weekend editions will be full-pack, but weekday commentary will be very streamlined.
Good Morning, It’s Sunday, 2 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
On Saturday, the Final Four NCAA Men’s Basketball games were played. Both of the games were very tightly contested. In the first game of the day, Gonzaga survived a series of strong runs and withering defense by South Carolina to win a spot in the finals by the score of 77-73. In the second game of the day, North Carolina beat a very tough Oregon team 77-76, pulling ahead in the last few minutes of the game and then hanging on for a one point win in the final 30 seconds. On Monday night, a team that has never been to the NCAA Finals (Gonzaga) will play a team that’s been to the final four 20 times (Carolina). Gonzaga is big inside and can shoot from the outside. Carolina is Carolina. It could be another classic. How’s your bracket?
Artist James Rosenquist (pictured above) has died; he was one of the leaders of the pop art movement. Not as flamboyant at Andy Warhol (Who was?), Rosenquist’s art was exceptionally accessible and found great critical and popular acclaim. Rosenquist went from sign painter to inclusion in the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. He was 83.
Washington’s still a hot mess. The details are below.
Catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.
Effective immediately, we’re adding in Politico so you can keep up with all the changing political fortunes in Washington and we can concentrate on other news. It’s at the bottom of the click-list.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips. Have a great weekend:
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)
Politico (Washington, DC)
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