The Nightshift: 14 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 Friday, 14 April 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
MOAB. The Mother of All Bombs. The U.S. dropped it on an ISIS Complex in Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. It’s a conventional weapon, the largest conventional bomb the U.S. has ever made, and it was used in combat for the first time yesterday. Who actually made the decision to drop t he weapon has not been declared; there is speculation that President Trump gave the American military the authority to proceed as necessary (there are still 10,000 American troops in  Afghanistan; it would be very good to shorten their stay and bring them home) and additional speculation that the military wanted to actually test the bomb in combat. Whatever. It created a huge explosion. The most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the American Arsenal. MOAB. It’ll dominate the news cycle for the weekend.
Much is being made in Washington about the reversals on policy by the Trump administration. Maybe good, maybe bad, who knows. But don’t forget–the reversals could be reversed.
North Korea is still a simmering problem. Hopefully, China can talk some sense into the North Koreans and convince them that backing down from their current confrontational position is a very good idea.
Computer and chip maker Toshiba–once one of the gold standards in laptop computing–is on the ropes but there’s hope: Apple is quite interested in Toshiba’s chip making factories and ability. Let’s hope that Toshiba, it’s workers, factories and brand are saved (along with those bulletproof laptops).
There’s PGA golf at Hilton Head this weekend and NBA playoffs.
Dan Rooney, the head of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died at 84. He is perhaps the most successful NFL owner in modern times; his teams won 6 Super Bowls and Rooney was universally admired for his superb judgement and sense of fairness. He was one of the good ones.
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Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
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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 1068  for this site. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world. 

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