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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 21 February 2018, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Lindsey Vonn won a Bronze medal in the Olympic Women’s Dowhnill and, in the process, became the oldest woman to ever win a medal in Alpine skiing. Congratulations to Vonn who came back from several very serious injuries to compete, again, at the world class and Olympic level. The U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team has played their way into the finals and will meet Canada for the Gold. The women can do no worse than a silver. In Cross Country, Kikkan Randall and Jesse Diggins ended a very, very long U.S. drought in cross country by winning the Gold the Women’s Cross Country Team Sprint. The U.S. Women also won Bronze in the long track women’s pursuit. Today: the Women’s Combined, pitting Mikaela Shiffrin(Slalom specialist) against Lindsey Vonn(downhill specialist) in an event that tests the two edges of skiing performance (downhill for pure speed; slalom for agility) by having competitors run both events, lowest overall time wins. There will be plenty of competition from the other entrants in the event. So far, the U.S. women are having a pretty terrific Olympics.
You can see the running medal count with this direct link.
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The Reverend Billy Graham, perhaps the greatest preacher of the 20th century, has died at the age of 99. Graham took his belief in God and his deep religious commitment to millions via huge evangelistic gatherings and electronic media. It was estimated that he spoke to over 250 million people in his life.
Today is National Sticky Bun Day. Don’t forget to get plenty of napkins.
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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