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Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 15 February 2018, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Finally. The Winter Olympics managed to stage some alpine contests yesterday. Mikaela Shriffin, America’s young skiing star, lived up to her advance billing and won the Gold Medal in Giant Slalom. Her first of two runs was smooth and perfectly judged, as she took second place after the first round. Her final run was typical Mikaela, pushing out the boundaries and taking chances, to deliver the fastest run and take home the gold medal. Shiffrin is scheduled to run in the slalom–her specialty–tonight.
Aksel Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway’s “attacking Vikings” downhill team, won gold and silver, respectively, in the Men’s Downhill, which was finally staged after days of postponement.
You can see the running medal count with this direct link.
Again. Nicholas Cruz, a 19 year from Parkland, Florida, returned to the high school from which he was expelled for “disciplinary reasons” last year, and shot and killed 17 people, three adults and fourteen students, some as young as 14 years old. Cruz has been arrested and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. When are these types of uniquely-American events going to stop?
Today is National Gumdrop Day. Eat as many as you want; just don’t drop them on the floor.
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)
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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