The Nightshift: 3 December 2017

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Good Morning, It’s Sunday, 3 December 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, The World News Daily
The Sunday morning political talk shows have two topics: Michael Flynn copping a plea and the Senate version of the tax reform bill. There is nothing positive in either of these topics and no one in a position to make a difference has said anything worth hearing on today’s shows. Business as usual.
A story in today’s New York Times lays out an all-too-familiar scenario for Houston homeowners. A developer cut it a bit too close and chose to build homes in an area that was “previously” in a flood plain but was reclassified. Developers in all areas of Houston built in parts of the city that could flood, and, in some cases, their case was aided by engineers who were working more for the developers than the public. Read the story. It’s a powerful indictment of what can happen when the people whose job it is to safeguard the public relax the rules.
The Daily Grope: The Metropolitan Opera will investigate conductor James Levine over allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior.
Vincent Scully, perhaps the most influential architectural historian in America, has died at age 97. Scully, who taught at Yale, had a stellar reputation and his writings had a demonstrative effect on the way architecture was practiced in the last part of the 20th Century. His keen intellect will be missed.
In college football yesterday, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Georgia and Clemson all won conference championships. Do not be surprised if these are the four teams that play for the national collegiate football championship
The Walt Disney Company is said to be in discussions to acquire certain assets of Fox. It would make sense, as Disney is known to be developing its own streaming service for introduction later this year; taking control of certain Fox assets (including Fox Sports) could put Disney in a monopoly position that could optimize revenue and profits.
Tonight’s the night: a very rare “Supermoon” is coming. 
Today is National Roof Over Your Head day. If you haven’t done it already this fall, a good time to blow the leaves off the roof and be thankful for having a roof over your head.
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) (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
Sputnik (Moscow)
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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