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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.
No Moore. Judge Roy Moore, a Republican, lost to Doug Jones, a Democrat, in Alabama’s special election for the Senate seat previously occupied by Jeff Sessions, now Attorney General of the United States. Moore lost despite Republican National Committee backing and funding, President Trump’s endorsement and robocall program, and Steve Bannon’s endorsement and support. The win by Jones was the first by a Democrat in over a generation and almost equalizes the Senate, with a 51-49 Republican/Democrat balance.
The California wildfires were apparently started by a fire at a homeless camp.
President Trump is engaged in a twitter battle with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand led the movement to oust certain members of Congress for alleged inappropriate behavior and is now asking for the President’s resignation based on his alleged inappropriate behavior in previous years.
The Daily Grope: New York restraurateur Ken Friedman, owner of The Spotted Pig, one of the city’s most famous restaurants, has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.
The Disney/Fox merger is creeping closer to finalization. Disney, it is rumored, values the Fox assets it’s acquiring at $60 billion.
Bruce Brown, the film director who created the classic movie “The Endless Summer” has died at age 80. If you haven’t seen the film, do so–it is a very personal and unique look into the world of surfing in the 1960s.
Today is National Cocoa Day. Hot chocolate anyone?
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.
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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