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Good Morning, it’s Sunday, 10 December 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the World’s Daily News Source.
As projected, demonstrations against the United States have taken place in the Middle East in areas from Jerusalem to Ramallah to Pakistan as a result of the declaration by President Trump last week that Jerusalem is the “capital” of Israel. Expect more–and more intense–demonstrations.
President Trump visited a civil rights museum in Mississippi as part of his Southern trip, whose primary purpose was to hold a rally in Pensacola, Florida for Roy Moore, who is running for Senator in Alabama. Trump is said to have recorded a “robo-call” for Moore. The Republications are all in on Moore, which could be a problem going forward.
The Republican tax bill–out in the open now for scrutiny and comment–is very good for the wealthy(no surprise there) and not so good for the middle class (also no surprise if you follow the politics of the current Republicans in Congress). The bias is toward those individuals and corporations who make up the “donor class”. In other words–if you don’t give, you don’t get.
The California wildfires are still burning but firefighters are making progress in bringing the fires under control. California Governor Jerry Brown has said that “winter fires are the new normal”.
The Daily Grope: Two excellent articles on the fast changing cultural landscape around sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual behavior. One from Maureen Dowd and another by Emily Yoffe from Politico.
American skier Lindsey Vonn suffered a debilitating back injury in a World Cup GS race in St. Moritz. Vonn, whose speciality is the downhill, is a medal favorite for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Her injury–which an MRI revealed was not structural–was diagnosed as a spinal joint compression. She will rest and undergo therapy to relax her back.
In other sports news, Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football, and Giancarlo Stanton has been traded to the New York Yankess. Stanton (previously known as Mike Stanton) is a terrific hitter who had the world’s large sports contract ($325M) according to wikipedia. Stanton was traded from the Marlins to the Yankees–obviously Miami felt the need to rid themselves of the financial burden that Stanton could become in the future.
Today is Dewey Decimal System Day. Before there was Google, we used the Dewey Decimal System to look up books in the library. Some still do.
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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