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Trump hospital visit

Trump Visits Victims of the Parkland School Shooting

A series of images posted on Instagram shows the President and First Lady Melania Trump, who were scheduled to be at Trump's Florida resort Mar-a-Lago this weekend, speaking with victims and their families at the hospital

Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen Makes Skating History in Epic Comeback

Say what you want about the new figure skating system, but by-the-numbers scoring means even favorites can fall to 17th. And climb back up to fifth. That’s what the U.S.’s Nathan Chen did, in perhaps the greatest comeback in skating history

Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke And FBI Director Christopher Wray Testify To Senate Homeland Security Committee

FBI Failed to Investigate Tip About Accused Shooter

The FBI admitted that it received a detailed tip about accused Florida school shooter Nikloas Cruz in January, but failed to follow up and investigate. FBI Director Christopher Wray apologized to families of the victims

Switzerland's team walks at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Olympic Norovirus Outbreak Has Spread to Athletes

The norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics has officially spread to athletes, according to a statement from the Swiss Olympic team. Two Swiss athletes, whose names and sports were not included in the statement, contracted norovirus


Flu Shot Only Worked a Third of the Time: CDC

Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely

Oscar statuettes are displayed the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Oscars

New procedures have been implemented to prevent another envelope snafu in this year's ceremony — but the glitzy evening always holds the potential for a few surprises. Here's everything to know, from the presenters to the nominations


Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Separate

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating. The couple says in a statement released through her publicist Thursday that the decision to split "was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year"