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Good Morning, It’s Thursday, 7 December 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, The World News Daily
Today is the 76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor,, the day Japan attacked a U.S. Naval facility at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing 2,403 American servicemen.
The President’s decision to “recognize” Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is creating additional tension in the Middle East–as if they needed any more tension in that area. Already this morning demonstrations have broken out in the area.
There are rumors circulating in Washington that Democratic Senator Al Franken will resign from Congress today. Amidst a flood of Democratic critics, an unlikely supporter has emerged for Franken: Newt Gingrich. Gingrich is able to distinguish what Franken did as a comedian from what Franken has done as a Senator, an ability that Franken’s detractors have trouble making.
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The California wildfires surrounding and moving in on Los Angeles are not yet under control. Winds as high as 80 miles per hour are expected today. The high winds spread the embers from the fire into new neighborhoods. The damage toll is rising by the minute.
Donald Trump Jr. cited attorney client privilege to avoid testimony in Congress about conversations he had with his father about the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian representatives during the 206 election. Neither Donald Trump nor Donald Trump Jr is an attorney.
Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, has announced plans to run again for President. If elected, it would be his fourth term. No American meddling is expected.
Bitcoin, the digital currency that few understand but many are buying, is now up to $15,000. In other business news, General Electric has announced plans to cut 12,000 jobs in a reorganization of their power division.
Roger Goodell,the current NFL commission famously involved in a bitter feud with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, has successfully renegotiated his contract with the league. The new deal is worth a potential $200 million over 5 years.
Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis Presley” has died at age 74. Also passing: Christine Keeler, who had a scandalous affair with British Prime Minister John Profumo in the 1960s, has died in the U.K. at age 75.
As noted above, today is Pearl Harbor Day. If you know someone who served in WWII or who survived Pearl Harbor, please thank them for their service.
We have 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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