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Good morning, it’s Saturday, 13 January 2018 and this is an abbreviated Morning Edition of The Nightshift .
Welcome to 2018.
Winter Storm Hunter continues to create problems for upper-mid-America and the East Coast. The Northeast has yet to fully recover from the “bomb cyclone” that hit earlier this month. More snow and ice is expected on the Upper East coast and even parts of Texas could get snow and/or sleet as an Arctic Blast continues to sweep across the country.
The Wall Street Journal published a report on Friday that the President’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, paid off an adult film star, Stormy Daniels, to remain quiet about an alleged encounter she had with the President in 2006. As expected, the White House has vehemently denied the allegations. The payoff was made one month before the 2016 Presidential elections; at the time of the alleged incident, Mr. Trump had been married to Melania Trump for a about a year. Are more private payoffs about to become public?
No Go: President Trump’s trip to London and the United Kingdom has been cancelled. The English have made it politely clear that it’s not time for him to visit and the President got the message. Not such a bad thing, however; he’s got plenty to do at home.
The death toll in the California mudslides has risen to 18 victims as the search continues for three missing people.
The NFL playoffs are on tap today, with four games scheduled. Today, the Falcons play the Eagles, and the Titans face the Patriots. Tomorrow. It’s the Jaguars against the Steelers and the Vikings against the Saints. With all the cold weather across the country, it’s a good weekend to stay in and watch professional American football (or tune into the SONY open, from Hawaii, if you’re in the mood for golf).
Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage.
Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine.
Today is National Rubber Ducky Day. Toss a few in the bath today.
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)
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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