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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 3 November 2017 and this is the Mid-day edition of The Nightshift.
President Trump leaves for a long (12 day) trip to Asia today. Behind him, the hot mess in Washington continues as Congress ties to sort out a tax bill that some say favors the rich to the disadvantage of everyone else. Anyone surprised?
Bowe Bergdahl, convicted of desertion while serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan, where he was captured and held by the Taliban for 5 years, has escaped a prison sentence. He will be given a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Army.
Donna Brazile, former head of the Democratic National Party, has published a book in which she alleges that Hilary Clinton and her campaign management team took control of the Democratic nominating process in 2016, effectively freezing Bernie Sanders out of a serious chance to win the nomination (and in the process, insuring that the Democrats would lose the election). Not good news for a party already in chaos.
Peter Schutz, the Porsche executive credited with saving the car model that became the company’s signature product–the Porsche 911–has died. A very well researched tribute to him is accessible via this link to the New York Times.
The Apple iPhone X goes on sale today. Expect long lines (and lots of people trying to flip them on eBay).
Today is National Sandwich Day. Celebrate by making or eating a sandwich. Yum.
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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