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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 24 October 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift.
There is speculation that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping, who has not yet named a successor, may try to stay on after his second 5 year term is completed, raising the specter of another Mao-like leader for powerful Asian country.
The Republicans are talking up their new tax bill, despite the fact that the bill has not actually been seen in final (or proposed) written form. One of the very difficult parts of the tax bill is the proposed elimination of local and state taxes as a deduction; for states the lean heavily on real estate taxes to fund their state government, the elimination of this deduction would be disastrous for both state governments and homeowners.
The Daily Grope: Former Fox TV personality Bill O’Reilly was blasted yesterday by Megyn Kelly, on her new NBC show, who contradicted O’Reilly’s claim that no one complained about alleged sexual abuse to Fox management. O’Reilly disingenuously continues to evoke his children as a reason no one should talk about his past settlement issues and portrays himself as a victim. Meanwhile, a Miramax assistant working in London claims that Weinstein sexually harassed her, in a story reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The mess continues.
The baseball World Series begins today in Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the Houston Astros for the first two games. The weather could be factor: it’s expected to be in the high 90s at game time, unseasonably hot for Los Angeles.
Today is National Food Day. What’s on your plate?
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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