The Nightshift: 13 April 2017

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. 
Press Clippings:
Good Morning,  It’s Thursday,  13 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The US/Russia diplomatic meetings were so-so. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did end up meeting with Soviet leader Putin, but the meeting was rather frosty and perhaps some necessary questions were not asked. North Korea remains a hot mess, Syria is not much better, and internal ops at the White House are still the subject of too much gossip and speculation. As Ted Turner once famously said, “it ain’t as easy as it looks”.
The web of intrigue around the Trump campaign becomes denser each day, as hangers-on and campaign staffers are too often mentioned in the continuing investigation about possible illegal contact/relationships with Russia. Trump’s continuing policy reversals are also making it difficult for him to maintain his electoral support, in the field and in Congress.
On the bright side, it appears that some more thoughtful and less populist ideas are rising to the top at the White House. Still not in time to save the First 100 Days but better late than never.
The NBA regular season is over, the Knicks were terrible, and the playoffs will begin this weekend. The fallout from United Airlines’ forceful removal of a passenger from an “overbooked” flight continues; the company’s stock lost a quarter of a billion dollars in value in one day on the stock market.
Rock lost another legend, as J.Geils of the J.Geils band has died. He was 71. TV Late Show Host David Letterman’s mother, Dorothy Mengering, died at age 95 at her home in Carmel, Indiana. She was a frequent–and very funny–guest on his TV Show and the embodiment of a small town attitude that we don’t see often enough anymore. Both Geils and Mengering made an impact and will be missed.
Now more than ever, catch up on the news in the rest of the world by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest newspapers.
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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) (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
Sputnik (Moscow)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
The Fine Print: The Nightshift is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. This post is number 1067  for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 

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