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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 20 October 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barrack Obama issued scathing criticisms of the current climate of divisiveness and nationalism that permeate America’s political culture. They did not directly accuse the current administration but the inference was obvious.
General John Kelly spoke yesterday of the difficulties for Presidents in communicating with families of fallen soldiers, in a defense of President Trump’s call to the widow of a soldier who died in the recent failed Niger mission. Kelly lost a son in Afghanistan and is the current White House Chief of Staff; he remains one of the most impressive people in the current administration.
The Daily Grope: Actress Lupita Nyong O has accused Harvey Weinstein of harrasment. The actress won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2014.
The Los Angeles Dodgers wiped out the Chicago Cubs, 11-1, in their baseball playoff series. The Dodgers earned their first trip to the World Series since 1988 with the win, taking the series 4 games to 1. They await the winner of the Houston Astros-New York Yankees series; the Yankees lead the series 3 games to 2. The Yankees and the Astros play today in Houston.
Today is National Mammography Day. It’s an important prevent measure; encourage someone you know and love to get a checkup.
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.
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
CNN News Text Site
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