• The US Women’s hockey team won gold at the Winter Olympics for the second time ever and first time in 20 years on Thursday, beating Canada in a sudden death shootout after regulation time ended with the teams tied 2-2.  [NPR]
  • Baptist evangelical Billy Graham died at the age of 99 this week.  His body will be displayed in the US Capital before his burial. [Time]
  • An as-yet unconfirmed number of schoolgirls were recovered Thursday following an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram in Nigeria on Monday.  Police said on Wednesday that 111 girls were unaccounted for, but exact figures have been difficult to confirm. [Al Jazeera]
  • A study published today in Science journal reveals that Neanderthals, long thought too primitive to have cultivated aesthetic values, created art and decorated objects solely to beautify them. [Science]
  • The UN Security Council met in New York this week to discuss a draft resolution calling for a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region.  More than 400 people have been killed in nearly ceaseless air and artillery strikes there since Sunday. Russia’s UN representative has told the meeting that there is no agreement on the draft resolution.  [BBC]

FACT OF THE WEEK: The highest possible score in a single game of Jeopardy! is $566,400.   The largest amount ever actually won in a single game to date is $77,000. [DataGenetics]