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Good Morning, it’s Monday, 18 December 2017, and this is the Morning edition of The Nightshift, the World’s Daily News Source.
It’s the last minute sprint to the finish–one more week until Christmas. Got all your shopping done? If not, now’s the time (and send out those cards, please).
Atlanta’s airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport–the world’s busiest–was shut down yesterday due to a total power outage. Over 1100 flights were cancelled on Sunday and another 300 cancelled this morning (Monday). The outage could not come at a worse time–it’s the busiest travel time of the year and finding replacement flights for those whose flights were cancelled will be tough, as most outbound flights are 90% booked. What a mess.
“The Last Jedi”, the latest film in the Star Wars saga pulled in over $450 million at the box office this past weekend. What George Lucas created (and what Disney is carrying on) is an amazing cultural phenomenon. Well done to all involved.
Bob Seidemann, one of rock’s greatest photographers, has died at age 75. Mr. Seidemann was also noted for his aviation photography which grew out of his lifelong fascination with flight.
Today is National Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day (we don’t make this stuff up, we just report it). Just to make the day complete–see the tutorial above..
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. Merry Christmas and, in keeping with that spirit, our annual Christmas playlist is now on Spotify, thanks to our friends at the world’s largest streaming service. Use this link: http://sptfy.com/12dC . Turn it on and turn it up.
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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