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Good Morning, it’s Monday, 4 September 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The recovery is on in Texas, as Houston and the Gulf Coast start the long, painful and very expensive process of returning to normalcy. It’s not going to be cheap. While Trump has said he wants $7.6 billion for Harvey Aid (tied to who knows what other legislative programs, which is probably not quite the way to do it), the Governor of Texas says he thinks $180 Billion is needed. The President’s $7.6 billion is not even 1/10th of what the recovery is going to cost but let’s assume that’s just the starting point. It’s going to take time.
On the West Coast, the largest blaze in Los Angeles history is threatening parts of the City of Angels, including Burbank.
Internationally, North Korea’s recent provocation with another nuclear test is drawing sharp criticism from international powers. They remain the problem child of international relations.
Walter Becker, one of the founders of the Steely Dan rock band, has died at age 67.
Texas A&M lost a 34 point lead over UCLA, when the Bruins came back to win 45-44. Kevin Sumlin, A&M head coach, who has not been very successful after quarterback Johnny Manziel left the program, has not delivered for the Aggies. Don’t think he will be on A&M sidelines too much longer. It’s not personal. It’s just business.
Today is Labor Day and also National Wildlife Day. Celebrate both, in good taste and with good friends.
We have added Houston’s daily newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, to the list of world newspapers below.
Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
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)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
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)
The Weather Channel
Channel 2 Houston (KPRC-TV/NBC)
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