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Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 12 August 2017, and this is the mid-day edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
As if North Korea wasn’t enough of a challenge, the White House is considering “options” for dealing with Venezuela and China is barking about U.S. Navy patrols in the South China Sea. The President remains on vacation in New Jersey.
A white nationalist rally at the University of Virginia has the state declaring an emergency.
A train crash in Egypt killed at least 37 people.
The winning Mega-Millions ticket, worth $393 million was sold in Illinois. Someone is going to have a very nice summer, fall, winter, spring vacation–for a very long time. Congrats.
The tension created as a result of the U.S./North Korea verbal conflict has caused a global selloff in the stock markets. The markets do not like uncertainty and this conflict is about as uncertain as they get.
Ezekiel Elliot, an all-star running back for the Dallas Cowboys, has been suspended by the NFL for six games for domestic violence allegations. No formal charges were filed against Elliot, who has said he would appeal.
Two golfers share the lead in the PGA Championship golf tournament, at eight under, They are Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama. Jason Day is close behind at six under. The tournament continues through the weekend.
Former Yankee Derek Jeter is a member of a group said to have presented a winning bid for the Miami Marlins. Jeter would handle business and baseball operations for the group if their bid is accepted and approved.
Today is National Vinyl Record Day. Celebrate by spinning some LPs on your audio system. It’s also National Middle Child Day, so if you’re one of the one’s stuck in the middle again, here’s to you.
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