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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 23 February 2018, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
It’s winding down at the Winter Olympics. The Women’s figure skating medals were finalized last night and athletes from Russia took top honors, with Alina Zagitova winning the Gold and Evgenia Medvedeva taking the Silver. The two teenagers are 15 and 18 years old respectively. Russia could dominate women’s figure skating for several Olympics to come. Sweden won the Biathlon relay; the Netherlands won more gold in Speed Skating: Austrian Anna Gasser took the Gold in Snowboarding Big Air with American Jamie Anderson taking the Silver. The U.S. is in the Curling finals against Sweden with a chance to win Gold after an upset win over Canada. It’s almost over, but it’s fun (and a great relief from the not-so-good news from the “real” world).
You can see the running medal count with this direct link.
The Daily Grope: The Governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, is again under fire and, actually, under indictment: he has been charged with felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking photos of a woman with whom he was having an affair. The Governor–recently elected and obviously ethically challenged–has said he won’t resign, but the people of Missouri may have a different point of view.
Today is National Toast Day. Jam is on the table. Butter and enjoy.
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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