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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 11 October 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
The Napa Valley fires that destroyed thousands of homes, burned wineries to the ground, and killed 17 people, continue to burn as efforts to contain and suppress the fire are frustrating. Not much progress is being made at this point in time. A break in the weather (i.e. more rain, less wind) would be a good thing.
The Spanish state of Catalonia–the wealthiest in the country–has declared its’ independence but put off the full ramifications of the event as they continue to have a “dialogue” with Spanish leaders. This one is confusing even to the people involved in it.
The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, losing to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1. Time for a complete overhaul on that perpetually under-performing athletic team. Start by cutting everyone but young star Christian Pulisic, who played like the game meant something (it did). It’s sports. No win, no place in the World Cup for the first time in over 30 years and time for a change. The U.S. has four years to rebuild and put together a great team. Hop to it.
The Utah policeman, Detective Jeff Payne, who manhandled and then arrested a hospital nurse who was following specific medical guidelines and just doing her job, has been fired. The police department made the correct decision in firing Payne.
It has been reported that the Israelis hacked into the software company Kaspersky Lab and found that Russian software agents were using Kaspersky’s anti-virus software to scan American computers around the globe, looking for intelligence and American secrets. Given the long-simmering tensions between the United States and Russia, what type of intellectual lightweight would install Russian software–of any kind–on an American government computer. Think about it.
Harvey Weinstein continues to receive very bad press, this time via a lengthy and well-researched article about his alleged sexual abuse published in the most recent edition of The New Yorker. His wife, fashion designer, Georgina Chapman, has announced that she is leaving him. It’s going to be quite some time before Weinstein sees a break in the condemnations raining down on him.
Today is National Bring Your Teddy Bear to School (or Work) Day. Teddy needs a break–stick him in the backpack before you head to class.
Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.
Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.
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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
CNN News Text Site
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