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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 2 February 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Welcome to February (Congrats…you made it through January!)
The Nightshift is moving to a more streamlined format to accommodate a slate of new Media Bunker projects.
It’s Ground Hog Day. Punxsutawney Phil made his traditional appearance and saw his shadow: that means six more weeks of winter. Got sweaters?
The Potomac Drama: President Trump is expected to release the “memo” today. It may have certain redactions or it may not. It may be released or it may not. The standoff between the FBI and the White House has intensified. The drama continues.
Super Bowl LII is this weekend, with the Eagles going up against the best big game team of our era, the New England Patriots. The game is being played indoors, in Minneapolis(thank goodness, the windchill is -18). Stock up on wings, nachos, beer, wine, chips, pizza, bourbon, vodka, scotch, and tailgate food. Remember: even if the game is a bust, the commercials are terrific (one thirty second spot in the Super Bowl is $5.0 million).
Today is National Groundhog Day. Time to dig out the very excellent movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell (and brilliantly directed by Harold Ramis) and spend the day watching it. Again and again and again.
What we’re listening to in The Media Bunker: The Valentines 2018 playlist, compiled 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. 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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