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Good morning, it’s Tuesday, 16 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to 2018.
America took a break yesterday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with parades and demonstrations across the country honoring the fallen civil rights leader. It was a day celebrated with perhaps more emotion than in previous years, due to the tense atmosphere in Washington, D.C. created by comments credited, allegedly, to President Trump.
The big debate in Washington now is “he said, he said”, referring to President Trump’s very derogatory comments on immigration from Haiti and Africa. Trump loyalists, who were in the meeting, are refuting claims by others in the meeting that Trump used the “s” word in describing those countries. As expected, it’s another round of drama, served up from a White House that has an endless supply of it. In the meantime, DACA and a government shutdown loom. Happy legislating!
The U.S. oil industry has bounced back from a recession a few years ago, and is now delivering 10 million barrels of oil per day. The increase in production is due to the surge in shale oil production.
Weather in the United States is still dominated by a cold wave that is working its’ way south, leaving snow and ice on an area of the South that sees such precipitation infrequently. Expect cancelled flights and delays (and drive carefully).
Delores O’Riordan, the leader singer of the Irish band the Cranberries, has died in London. At this point, the death appears to be from “natural causes”. Ms. O’Riordan was 46.
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 Nothing Day. No celebrations, demonstrations, observing, honoring. Just Nothing. For the entire day. If you feel like you must celebrate, it’s also National Fig Newton Day, and really, who among us wouldn’t celebrate the wonder of the Fig Newton?
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.
A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added.
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 Boston Glove (Boston)
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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