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Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 22 February 2018, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
The U.S. Women’s Hockey team beat Canada in the Gold medal final of the Olympics, winning in a dramatic shootout after playing three regular periods and one overtime period. Congrats to the team, which won Gold for the first time in 20 years. In the Women’s “Super Combined” (a downhill run + a slalom run), Mikaela Shiffrin took the Silver medal. Mikaela posted the fastest time in slalom but it was not enough to overcome the 1.21 second deficit in the downhill that Swiss skier Michelle Gisin had over Shiffrin. Gisin won the Gold medal in the event. U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn, leader after the downhill portion of the event, hooked a gate in the slalom run and went off course. U.S. skier David Wise won the Men’s Skiing Half-Pipe, repeating his Gold Medal win from Sochi.
You can see the running medal count with this direct link.
Tributes continue to pour in from all over the world for The Reverend Billy Graham, who has died at the age of 99. Graham prayed with 12 U.S. Presidents and spread his Christian beliefs throughout the world via live appearances, radio, and television shows. It was estimated that during his lifetime, he spoke to over 250 million people.
Today is National Margarita Day. Still looking for that lost shaker of salt? Hope not.
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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