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Good Morning, It’s Wednesday, 6 December 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, The World News Daily
President Trump has announced that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the U.S. will relocate their embassy, currently in Tel Aviv, to the ancient city. This is a very controversial decision; there is widespread speculation that violent demonstrations against the Trump decision will erupt.
Patagonia, the legendary outdoor equipment and clothing company (bet you have some in your closet) has come out strongly against the Utah land grab by the Federal government that cut hundreds of thousands of acres from the Bears Ear and The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. It was the largest elimination of protected land in American history. Patagonia, founded by legendary mountaineer, environmentalist, and outdoorsman Yvon Chouinard has said it will sue the administration to stop the move. The title of the ad”The President Stole Your Land” was direct and powerful.
Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics because of its’ sponsorship of large scale doping programs for Russian athletics. Under this program, hundreds of Russian athletes were provided with performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
Another major wildfire is burning out of control in California. The fire, which started in Ventura, California, is not under control and has forced the evacuation of thousands of people.
Time magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” — the women who spoke out about inappropriate sexual behavior by powerful men–has their Person of the Year.
John Conyers, the Michigan Congressional representative accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, has resigned from Congress, effective immediately. A very good idea, especially for his constituents. A not very good idea is Conyers endorsing his own son, John Conyers III, as his replacement. Time for someone new–not a hand-me-down–in Conyer’s seat in Congress. Conyers disgraced his position so no need for another Conyers in Congress.
The Daily Grope: Dylan Howard, the chief content officer for American Media, publisher of the National Enquirer, has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. Sense a trend in these last three stories?
Bitcoin, the digital currency that few understand but many are buying, has hit a new high of $12,000.
Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is said to have issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank for Donald Trump’s banking records. The White House is denying that any subpoenas have been issued. President Trump is extremely sensitive about investigations into his and his family’s finances. Mueller’s investigative team includes multiple attorneys who are experts in money laundering and offshore finance and banking.
Ivan Chermayeff, one of the world’s great designers (he created the logos for Pan Am, The Smithsonian Institute) has died.
Not a slow news day.
Today is National St. Nicholas Day. How appropriate that it comes in the month of December, right before Christmas.
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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