- In a massive power grab, China President Xi Jinping may soon face the possibility of remaining in office indefinitely. The New York Times reports that the Chinese Communist Party is looking to alter China's Constitution to abolish term limits on the presidency. Xi, who became president in 2013, is currently limited to two five-year terms.
Breaking News: China has proposed abolishing a two-term limit on the presidency, clearing the way for Xi Jinping to stay in power, perhaps indefinitelyhttps://t.co/M231Q05EaB— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 25, 2018
- President Xi also made a surprise appearance via video at the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Sunday night. Xi said he is anxious to welcome international athletes when China hosts the next Winter Olympics in 2022. Team USA finished the PyeongChang games with a total of 23 medals, nine of them gold. Norway led the pack with a total of 39 medals, followed by Germany (31), Canada (29) and the United States. The highlight of the ceremony may have been when British snowboarder Billy Morgan entered the stadium, balancing the flag of Great Britain on his chin.
For anyone wondering if @billymorgan89 would add his own special touch to flag bearing duties for @TeamGB, here you go...— Pippa Field (@PippaField23) February 25, 2018
(pic courtesy of @AndyJRyanPhoto) #PyeongChang2018 #ClosingCeremony pic.twitter.com/jfZxumjv14
- Treasure Valley commuters were greeted with treacherous driving conditions and a winter weather advisory this morning. The region was pelted with snow throughout the weekend. As area ski resorts rejoiced, some school districts—Cambridge, Cascade, McCall-Donnelly and Midvale—decided to cancel classes because of the snow.
- Some of the top guilds in Hollywood handed out prizes over the weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild chose Darkest Hour as its favorite feature film. Meanwhile, the Cinema Audio Society gave its top award to the World War II epic Dunkirk. Both Darkest Hour and Dunkirk are up for a slew of awards at the Oscars, which will be held this Sunday, March 4.
- Dunkin' Donuts is teaming up with the Girl Scouts to sell three new flavored coffees inspired by Girl Scout cookies: Thin Mints, Coconut Caramel and Peanut Butter Chocolate. The flavors will be mixed into iced and hot coffees, lattes and macchiatos. In its official announcement, Dunkin' Donuts said the Girl Scout cookie-flavored drinks will be available starting today.