The Nightshift: 14 February 2018

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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 14 February 2018,  and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Once again–no slalom or downhill for the men or women at the Winter Olympics. We still have not seen Mikaela Shiffrin or Lindsey Vonn run. The alpine competitions were rescheduled again due to high winds; next projected run days for Alpine skiing are Thursday and Friday.
There was great news for America in snowboarding however, as Shaun White, who had previously won two  gold medals in the sport, picked up his third with a dazzling, high-risk, dangerous final run that scored a jaw-dropping 97.75. With this Olympic gold,  White has crossed the line from top competitor to legend. He has hinted that he might show at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where………skateboarding will be a medal sport for the first time. The New York Times did a massively terrific piece on White’s half-pipe run; you should read it. Use our direct link: Shaun White in the Times.
You can see the running medal count with this direct link.
Those guys in Washington are just that–those guys in Washington. Out-of-balance economic programs, poorly vetted employees, avoidance of responsibility and prone to inaction.  The best of America is at the Winter Olympics. You can draw your own conclusions about what’s in Washington.
Today is Valentine’s Day. You know what to do: flowers, maybe some candy (or power bars for the athletically inclined) and certainly a nice dinner. Hop to it….you do not want to mess this one up.
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. 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) (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Local (Oslo)
Sputnik (Moscow)
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
Ars Technica  
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