The Nightshift: 11 January 2018

Press Clippings:
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Good morning, it’s Thursday, 11 January 2018 and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift .
Welcome to 2018.
The hunt continues for missing people in the California mudslides. So far, 17 people have been reported to have died in the mudslides. The weather event is just another in a high profile series of natural disasters that are plaguing one of America’s greatest states.
Again: Trump is backing up on the DACA position that he voiced in a televised cabinet meeting on Tuesday. By Wednesday, he had reversed that position, leaving everyone who was in the room on Tuesday completely confused.
Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury:Inside the Trump White House” remains the number one selling book in the United States and the central topic of debate across the cable news channels. The Trump White House has been unable to blunt the very deprecating picture the book paints of the administration.
There is increasing disappointment with the recent ruling that would ban drilling along the Florida Coast  while allowing it along other coastal areas of the United States. Did Florida get a pass because of Mar-A-Lago? Expect debate and contentiousness–especially from California.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of, is now the richest man in the world with wealth estimated at over 100 billion dollars. He did all from scratch, starting in 1994.
Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage. 
Speculation that President Donald J. Trump would sit down for an interview (deposition?) with Special Counsel Robert Mueller is a heavy topic of discussion in Washington this week. Mueller doesn’t need to interview Trump; the probability that he has the documents, facts, and evidence already for any possible charges against Trump and his campaign is very high.
The Daily Grope: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has admitted to an extramarital affair, but denied allegations that he engaged in blackmail to keep the affair a secret. Another pious politician behaving badly. And, five more women have accused actor James Franco of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Denise LaSalle, an under appreciated rhythm and blues singer (who doesn’t love “Trapped by This Thing Called Love”) has died at the age of 78 after complications from surgery. 
Today is National Milk Day. Got milk?
What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify. 
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.
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) (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
Sputnik (Moscow)
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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