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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 31 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.
A “Super-blue-blood- moon”, an event that has occurred once in the last 125 years, was seen around the world last night and very early this morning. Hope you got a chance to see it; it won’t come again in our lifetime.
President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address to Congress last night. You can read the full text of the address–the longest SOTU speech ever–here.
Political correctness is not just an American issue. The Norwegian Olympic Team is being called out for having a symbol on their sweaters that could–possibly–be associated with Neo-Nazis. If you ever read the fascinating book “Three Eggs on My Plate”, you know the Norwegians were stridently anti-Nazi.
Today is National Backward Day. Or, if we were celebrating it in the spirit, Day Backward National.
What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify, curated by our music editor/producer/consultant DJ Tschugge. This is the last day for “First Day”. A new playlist will be posted tomorrow.
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. We’ve also added a link to The Local, an English language newspaper in Norway.
Also, we’ve added tech site Ars Technia to The Nightshift. To reflect the growing impact of technology in our life, we will be adding more technology centric sites in the future.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by.
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 Local (Oslo)
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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