Good Afternoon, it’s 18 March 2018 and this is the Afternoon Edition of The Nightshift.
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More upsets and close games in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Loyola keeps moving up, beating Tennessee 63-62 yesterday. Upset kings UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) will find out today, when they play Kentucky, just how far it’s possible for them to go. Gonzaga came back in the last minutes of the second half to beat Ohio State in another close one. The University of Houston lost to Michigan, 64-63, on a buzzer beater yesterday. Duke, UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, and Michigan State are all in action today.
Washington is on fire with all of the chaos and vitriol surrounding last’s week’s big events: the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (he should be relieved) and the firing of former acting head of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, just hours before he was scheduled to retire (he should be pist). There’ll be more fallout in the coming weeks. Best to enjoy the NCAAs now.
The 12 Hours of Sebring sports car endurance race ran yesterday. A Nissan DPI won the overall title, and a Porsche 911 RSR took the highly contested GTLM class.
Today is National Awkward Moments Day. Fitting that it comes right after St. Patrick’s Day-who knows what you did or said on St. Patrick’s Day that could be considered an “awkward moment”. We’ve all had them. Next time you have one, just play the “I’m celebrating National Awkward Moments Day” card.
What We’re Listening to in the Media Bunker: The March Playlist, compiled by music editor/music correspondent DJ Tschugge. The Nightshift is the only news site that provides you with music to get and keep you moving. And remember–we add new music every day.
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. We have added the English language feed of Agence France-Presse to the news index along with the McClatchy DC News Bureau.
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
McClatchy DC Bureau
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