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Good Morning, it’s Monday, 26 February 2018, and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift.
Games Over: The 23rd Winter Olympics, held in PyeongChang, South Korea, have finished. The world was treated to a lavish and technologically innovative closing ceremony (amazing lighting, another drone tour de force, and image projection of a scale not seen before) and now the teams and athletes will return to their home countries or get back on the road to compete in on-going international sports series like the F.I.S. World Cup skiing circuit. Heroes were made, goals were realized, hopes were dashed, Russians were caught doping, and a new set of athletes emerged to drive their sports and certain product endorsements forward. NBC produced thousands of hours of coverage with notable success. Norway’s Olympic team took home the most medals, with a total of 39. Next up on the Olympic scene: the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Start planning.
You can see the final medal count with this direct link.
The Olympics have provided a wonderful break from the continuing drama that is Washington politics and the very sharp divisions on outlook, policy, and direction that have divided the United States for the last couple of years. Think things will settle down a little now? Don’t count on it.
Today is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day….if you’re not up to it, you can always read one out loud. It’s also National Pistachio Day. Don’t drop the shells 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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