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Good morning, it’s Thursday, 25 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to 2018.
The Nightshift is moving to a more streamlined format to accommodate a slate of new Media Bunker projects.
Dr. Larry Nasser, convicted of extremely inappropriate behavior in the U.S. Gymnastics scandal, was sentenced to between 40 and 175 years in prison. The female judge who handed out the sentence told Nasser that that she was “signing his death warrant”. More fallout from the case: the President of Michigan State University, Lou Anna Simon, has resigned. Michigan State was one location where Nasser had an office and he was present at gymnastics camps held at the school. Ms. Simon pointedly said that “as tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable.” She spent her entire career at Michigan State.
The Chinese have announced that they have successfully cloned two monkeys, using a technique first implemented two decades in the cloning of “Dolly” the sheep.
President Trump has arrived in Switzerland. He will speak on Friday. Expect fireworks.
It will be Simona Halep vs. Caroline Wozniaki for the Women’s Singles title at the Australian Open. In the Men’s Final, Marin Cilic will play the winner of the Hyeon Chang-Roger Federer match, for Championship. Chang and Federer will play on Friday.
Today is National Opposite Day. Easy to celebrate: just do the opposite of what you normally do (eat breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast, for example). If celebrating National Opposite Day is too much for you, it’s also National Irish Coffee day, so have one on us.
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/consultant 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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