Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 1 August 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
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Anthony Scaramucci, the White House Communications Director, is out after only 10 days as a member of Trump’s Administration. Scaramucci, whose nickname is “The Mooch”, famously fought with Sean Spicer (who resigned earlier as White House Press Secretary when Scaramucci came in) and Reince Priebus (who resigned last Friday as White House Chief of Staff), was tossed under the bus Monday when new White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly took over. It was reported that Scaramucci was “walked from the White House complex and beyond it’s security perimeter” by The Independent (UK newspaper) and CBS News. Total humiliation. To top off Scaramucci’s not-so-great week (he was the shortest serving person ever in the position of White House Communications Director and joins former General Michael Flynn on the list of Trump White House advisors who were basically run out of office), his wife filed divorce papers. The Washington drama continues.
Today is National Girlfriends Day (it’s also National Respect for Parents Day..the “National Day” calendar is very crowded).
Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has died at the age of 73 from complications from complications from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Shepard was astonishingly productive and honored as a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and as an Academy Award nominated actor. His unique voice and perspective will be missed.
Discovery Communications is buying Scripps, owner of HGTV and The Food Channel (among others) in an $11.9 billion deal. Consolidation continues in the media business.
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