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Good morning, it’s Saturday, 20 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to 2018.
The U.S. Government has shut down because Congress was unable to reach a short-term funding/budget agreement. The last vote to prevent the shutdown occurred late last night and failed to pass. This deadline for funding has been on the calendar for over a year, and so Congress acted liked a freshman student with a term paper due and waited until the last second to address it. Now, they can deal with the fallout, which is likely to be harsher for the Republicans than the Democrats, since the Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. Well done, guys.
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In the Australian Open, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic are all through to the next round; on the women’s side of the draw, Romanian Simona Halep won a three hour and 45 minute match against American Lauren Davis, winning the final set by the score of 15-13.
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 Disc Jockey Day. Spin a few and turn it up–you’ll feel better if you do.
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, curated by our music editor/producer/DJ Tschugge.
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 Globe (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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