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Good evening, it’s Friday, 15 December 2017, and this is the evening edition of The Nightshift, the World’s Daily News Source.
The FCC has voted by the score of 3-2 (three Republicans voted yes, two Demorcrats vote no) to end the net neutrality rules that have allowed the internet to grow and thrive. The vote means that it would be possible for ISPs (Internet Service Providers) could slow, or forbid traffic to certain sites and allow other sites/services to have high speed access. The end of net neutrality is not good and a lot of court cases will be filed. Best to read up on it, via this article from Wired magazine.
Congress is moving very quickly to pass a tax bill that 75% of America does not like. Despite what the politicians are saying, this bill is only good for the very wealthy and corporations. Everyone else gets the shaft. The only good thing about it is that House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced he will not run for re-election in 2018. Is your Congressman representing your interests or only the interests of his donors? Check his vote to find out.
Tommy Nobis, the first draft pick of the new Atlanta Falcons football team has died. He was a Maxwell Award winner in college (at the University of Texas) as the best all around player (Nobis played both offense and defense) and won the Outland Trophy as the best college lineman.
The Daily Grope: Actor Dustin Hoffman has been accused by three more women of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Today is National Cupcake Day. You’ll need milk.
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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