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Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 16 November 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
An extremely rare Leonardo da Vinci painting, “Salvator Mundi”, sold on Wednesday evening for $450 million (price includes fees), which shatters the previous high price for artwork sold at auction. The painting, little known, has been described as having a “complex and interesting history”.
Republican plans for tax reform are stalling. One Senator has already said he could not support the current plant and others are backing away from the complex, difficult legislation that has taken a hit since the decision was made to include a provision to do away with the individual mandate in Obamacare. The bill is perceived as not favorable for the middle class or lower classes but very beneficial to corporations and the upper class. The irony is that healthcare–an issue the Republicans have struggled with all year–could play a part in shooting down yet another administration legislative initiative.
More accusers have come forth with accusations against Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore, a Republican running for election to the Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions left the Senate to become Attorney General. The mess continues.
Again: Another student, Matthew Ellis from Humble, Texas, was found dead in an off-campus apartment after attending a party at a Texas State University fraternity house where he was a pledge. The Phi Kappa Psi pledge’s death has resulted in the suspension of all sorority and fraternity activities at the college.
Today is National Fast Food Day. Use the drive through–it’s faster.
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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