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The Briefing 02-24-14

1) 2014 Winter Olympics: Putin’s attempt to return Russia to former glory of the czars

The Games Putin Plays, New York Times (Ross Douthat)

How Norway Scores So Much Olympic Gold, Wall Street Journal (Ellen Emmerentze Jervell)

2) Hope for sustained peace amidst ousting of Ukraine’s former President

Archrival Is Freed as Ukraine Leader Flees, New York Times (Andrew Higgins and Andrew E Kramer)

3) Former billionaire drug kingpin “El Chapo” now finds himself in a prison garb

Mexican Kingpin El Chapo Guzman Hid In Secret Tunnels And Sewers Before Being Captured, Forbes (Dolia Estevez)

4) Modern secular mind finds straight-forward human evil to be incomprehensible 

US killer in Israeli prison shot dead in gunbattle, Associated Press (Ariel Shalit)

Gansler: Death of killer in Israel brings closure, Washington Post (Associated Press)