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Good Morning, It’s Friday, 8 December 2017, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, The World News Daily
Senator Al Franken, the Giant of the Senate, has resigned after a series of accusations that he engaged in inappropriate behavior. Franken, formerly a comedian and star on Saturday Night Live, was forced out after a group of Democratic lawmakers insisted that he resign. Harvard educated, very bright, and extremely tough in questioning, Franken has been taken down by yet another ill-conceived Democratic strategy. If the Democrats thought removing Franken would given them the high ground in political position, they are wrong again–there is no high ground in politics and the term itself is an oxymoron.
As expected, riots and demonstrations started in Jerusalem less than 24 hours after President Donald trump said that the United States would recognize the holy city as the capital of Israel. Most diplomatic observers believe that by doing so–so early in a possible peace strategy to ease Israeli-Palestinian tensions–the President has given away his key bargaining chip and received nothing in return. Time will tell.
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The California wildfires continue to ravage Ventura County area and other areas around Los Angeles. High winds and very low humidity are contributing to the severity of the fire.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (also known as “MBS”) has been revealed as the buyer of the Leonardo Da Vinci painting, “Salvator Mundi”. The painting sold at auction for $450 million and will be displayed in the new Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Bitcoin, the digital currency that few understand but many are buying, rose to $20,000 yesterday before it crashed back to $15,000 (and change). It’s the Wild West in the currency markets. If you’re going to play this one, better do some reading. Start with this link from Bloomberg.
President Trump has endorsed Roy Moore, a Republican who has been accused of inappropriate behavior by a growing group of young women. The Republican National Committee is all in on Moore as well, and is contributing to his campaign.
Today is National Brownie Day, so cook up a batch, pour some milk and enjoy. And, if you’re on a diet, it’s also National Pretend You’re A Time Traveler Day, which could confuse everyone you work with if you play it right.
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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