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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 12 December 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the World’s Daily News Source.
Today is the day Alabama will choose between Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of inappropriate behavior and twice removed from the bench, and Democrat Doug Jones, who hasn’t been accused of anything but being a Democrat, in a special election held to determine who will replace former Alabama Senator, Jeff Sessions, who resigned from the Senate to become Attorney General. It’s a big, key race with implications for the 2018 and 2020 races and control of the President’s agenda at stake. President Donald Trump made a Robocall announcement for Moore and basketball star Charles Barkley appeared at a Doug Jones rally. An interesting race of conflicting values to say the least.
The California wildfires are now approximately 20% contained.
Saudi Arabia has announced it will allow movie theaters after a 35 year ban, slowly, very slowly, creeping into the 20th century.
North Korea is developing submarine launched ballistic missiles, creating yet another worry for the U.S., South Korea, and Japan.
The Daily Grope: Add Larry King and three announcers from the NFL Network, Marshall Faulk (an NFL Hall of Fame running back), Ike Taylor and Heath Evans, to the group of media personalities who have been accused of inappropriate behavior. The three NFL analysts were immediately suspended by the network.
The New England Patriots lost to the Miami Dolphins last night, 27-20. It was a surprise loss for the Patriots, who had been cruising through the regular season. No need to get excited: the playoffs are just weeks ahead and New England always plays its best in the playoffs.
Today is National Poinsettia Day, so very appropriate for the Christmas season. Time to add a few for Holiday decorations.
The CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site is below at the end of the links.
Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.
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South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
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Le Figaro (Paris)
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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
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