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Good Morning, it’s 20 March 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
An explosive device went off at a Fedex facility outside of San Antonio overnight. This explosion is being investigated as one that could be a part of pattern of explosions that have gone off the last few weeks in Austin, Texas. State and federal authorities are investigating as the region is on edge. The Fedex explosion was the firth one in the area in recent weeks.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is in Washington for a visit with President Trump and embattled Presidential Aide Jared Kushner. The prince, known as “MBS”, has advanced sweeping and radical cultural changes in Saudi Arabia. He’s in America to talk about investment opportunities as Saudi Arabia transitions from a socialist state(the government pays for everything) based on the country’s oil wealth to a more modern economic model not centered on oil.
Facebook lost $40 billion in market value yesterday after it was disclosed that the company was involved in a massive data breach that involved the profiles of 50 million Facebook users; the profiles were used and manipulated by Cambridge Analytica, a company deeply involved in engineering the election of President Donald Trump in 2016. The Facebook rout precipitated a tech sell off as Wall Street wakes up to the realization that huge social media companies are not necessarily trustworthy with their data assets or how these assets are deployed/used. Not sure if anyone at Facebook “likes” what’s going on at the social media giant.
Time to reset your NCAA brackets after perhaps the great weekend of opening round upsets ever. Check the scores out at SI.COM’s live bracket.
Today is the first day of Spring. Enjoy it…or, if you in the northeast, don’t put away your snow shovels quite yet. Looks like another nor’easter is on the way, with 5 to 9 inches in New York City, and snow south to Washington and North to Boston. The official start of Spring is at 12:15PM Eastern. Happy Spring.
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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