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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 13 March 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Hubert de Givenchy, one of the very best fashion designers of our time, has died. Givenchy, known for his elegant style, dressed fashion icons like Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. He was 91.
The Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections have decided to wrap up the investigation, noting that they have not found any “collusion”. Of course–typical for today’s breed of ineffective, sycophantic Republicans–they didn’t look too hard and took all their orders from the White House. Resignation of all Republican members would be a good way to wipe some of the Republican stain off the committee.
Five people died in a helicopter crash in New York City. The helicopter went down in the waters surrounding Manhattan. The five victims were all tightly harnessed into the helicopter, because it was flying with its’ doors off, were unable to free themselves once the helicopter hit the water; the pilot survived. Investigators are on the scene and trying to sort out the reason for the crash.
President Tump has blocked Broadcom’s proposed acquisition of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm. The deal was valued at over $100 billion. Trump blocked the transaction with Singapore based Broadcom over national security concerns. Trump also backpedaled from his stance on gun control after meeting with the NRA, overturning his early commitment to changing the gun laws. No surprise there for the guy who’s not afraid of the NRA.
The first two “play-in” games of the NCAA tournament are scheduled for today. The”Madness begins”.
Today is National Good Samaritan Day, the perfect time to thank those who help others for the purest of reasons.
What We’re Listening to in the Media Bunker: The March Playlist, compiled by music editor/music correspondent DJ Tschugge. The Nightshift is the only news site that provides you with music to get and keep you moving. And remember–we add new music every day.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below. The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below. As always, thanks for dropping by. We have added the English language feed of Agence France-Presse to the news index along with the McClatchy DC News Bureau.
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
McClatchy DC Bureau
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