The Nightshift: 15 August 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 15 August 2017, and this is the late morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
Another tough day for the White House. Three CEO’s, the heads of Merck, Under Amour, and Intel, resigned in protest from a Presidential advisory panel. The three were uncomfortable with  the way the Administration handled their condemnation of the white nationalist/supremacist demonstration(s) in Charlottesville, Virginia over the past weekend.
White House corridor talk is that senior advisor Steve Bannon–former head of Breitbart, a right-leaning website–is on the way out. Don’t bet on it (yet). Bannon has survived a lot of rumors about his ouster.
The U.S. shale oil boom continues, with output projected to hit 6.0 million barrels a day in August and September. Crude oil closed a $47.27 on Monday.
Bill Gates has announced he is donating another $4.6 billion, approximately 5% of his holdings in Microsoft. The recipient for the gift was not officially announced, but in the past, Gates has contributed to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, his charitable entity. It’s rewarding to see someone who made it, know what to do with it to benefit others.
Frank Broyles, who lead the University of Arkansas to national prominence in football and other sports as first, head coach,  and, later, athletic director, has died at the age of 92. Broyles was very good friends with one of the other best coaches, of the era, University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal, who died in 2012. Their on field football matchups were classics. He was good spirit in a tough game.
Another good one has left us: Joseph Bologna, the writer/actor/director has died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer. Bologna was absolute dynamite starring as a Sid Caesar type TV host in the classic comedy film, “My Favorite Year”.
Today is National Relaxation Day. Give yourself a break and just take it easy today.
And now, catch up on the news around the globe by reading the front pages of the World’s Greatest Newspapers.e
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The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris) (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
Sputnik (Moscow)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
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