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Good Afternoon, it’s Sunday, 13 August 2017, and this is the late afternoon edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
It got out of control in a hurry. A white nationalist rally conducted in Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia, turned deadly when a car drove into a crowd of counter protestors, killing one person and injuring 19 others. The rally was to protest a plan to take down a statue of General Robert E. Lee. This is not good for either position. Check our direct link to The Washington Post (Below) for very in depth coverage of this incident.
In Washington, the President is taking heat for not strongly criticizing the white supremacists who organized and took part in the rally. The divisions between alternative policy positions and cultural goals is just getting more extreme. We are all Americans. Let’s not take sides against one another.
Retired Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said in an interview that he is extremely concerned about the current situation with North Korea. Mullen noted that the recent inflammatory rhetoric, coming from both sides, has reduced “room for maneuvering” in terms of finding a diplomatic solution. When the pros are worried, we should all be worried.
The PGA Tournament will wind up today. Going into the final round, Kevin Kisner, who has been one of the leaders for everyday of the tournament, was in front at 7 under, followed by Chris Stroud and Hideki Matsuyama at 6 under. The tournament concludes today; expect drama on the closing holes. This edition of The Nightshift is going out so late, you can probably still catch the ending on TV (CBS), or via streaming from the PGA site.
Today is National Prosecco Day. Cheers. And, because one National Day is never enough, it’s also National Lefthanders Day. Enjoy it, all you lefties and those of us who are ambidextrous.
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