Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 3 August 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
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President Trump has signed a tough sanctions bill against North Korea, Iran, and Russia that was overwhelmingly passed in Congress. The signing took place behind closed doors. He didn’t like signing it, but in reality didn’t have a choice.
The White House has signaled support for a new “merit-based” immigration policy; the initiative was immediately met with criticism from Congress. The debate–on both sides–will be very vigorous.
HBO is still reviewing the damage caused when the company was hacked; the worry is that scripts of upcoming HBO shows (including “Game of Thrones”) will be released ahead of the airing of the shows. No ransom demand has been made. Yet.
Football coach Ara Parseghian, who won two National Championships while turning around the legendary Notre Dame football program, has died at the age of 94.
In business news, Jeff Brotman, a founder of Costco, has died. He was 74.
Today is National Watermelon Day. Perfect timing–right in the middle of summer.
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