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Good Morning, it’s Monday, 7 August 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
President Trump is on a 17 day vacation. He is currently at a golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Usain Bolt lost his final race, a 100 meter sprint at the World Championships in London. Bolt finished third in his last race on the international stage. Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman of the U.S. finished one-two in the race. Not the way we’d like to see the legend that is Bolt go out, but….that’s sports.
Warren Buffett, the best investor in the world, has a problem he doesn’t want: his company, Berkshire Hathaway is sitting on top of $100 billion in cash. What will he acquire next?
Former Texas Governor Mark White, who was a friend of the team that produces The Nightshift, has died. White was 77 and while Governor advanced an agenda that was very strong on educational reform and opportunity. Once called the “most honest man” in Texas, one friend, Barry Silverman of Houston, said that if “you left a million dollars in cash under Mark White’s bed for a year, it would all be there when you went back to get it. He was that honest”. As a country, we could use more politicians and leaders like Mark White.
Today is National Purple Heart Today. Maybe you know someone who was awarded a Purple Heart while in one of America’s Armed Services. If so, show your gratitude to them by thanking them for their service and sacrifice.
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