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Good morning, it’s Wednesday, 17 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to 2018.
Steve Bannon was at Congress yesterday to answer questions behind closed doors. It’s the first of several such interviews he will face. The next one–expected before the end of the month–will be with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Bannon, who did not answer a lot of questions in Congress (the White House evoked a broad form of executive privilege), will face a detailed and intense grilling from Mueller and his team.
In other parts of Congress, expect nothing. The town is frozen–both in terms of temperature and activity–as the Democrats want DACA reform and the Republicans want funding for the government, which runs out of money this coming Friday. Compromise is not imminent.
A false missile warning was triggered in Japan,in a situation eerily similar to the one that caused widespread panic in Hawaii.
A giant oil spill is now spreading in the China sea. The oil was released after the collision between an oil tanker and a ship.
The cold that has gripped the Southern and Eastern United States continues. Texas faces another deepfreeze day and night while the Southeast is facing more snow and freezing temperatures.
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 Hot Buttered Rum Day. With the cold temps across the U.S., a good day to celebrate.
The Detroit Auto Show has unveiled a host of new vehicles–most of them SUVs–in a show that has been heralded as one of the last celebrations of the automobile culture as we know it.
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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