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The NTSB is investigating why a newly-installed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed onto seven lanes of traffic below, crushing cars and killing at least six people. The bridge was put in place on Saturday but not scheduled to open until next year. ABC NEWS
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office released video that shows former deputy Scot Peterson standing outside and then riding around in a golf cart as 17 people were murdered by Nikolas Cruz inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Peterson resigned after facing criticism for his handling of the shooting. WATCH
Syria’s civil war has now entered its eighth year. It started as a peaceful uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime and turned into a civil war that’s claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, created the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and gave ISIS a home in the Middle East. Here’s a look at the war by the numbers: READ IT
There were two big upsets in the first games of the opening first-round: No. 13 Buffalo beat No. 4 Arizona, and No. 11 Loyola beat No. 6 Miami. Here’s a look at some of the best tweets from the tournament so far: SEE TWEETS
@ByRyanWood: I picked Arizona for the Final 4. My 3 children each picked Buffalo because they thought buffalos were cool. I hate March.
Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly are no longer identical twins. Seven percent of Scott’s genes are different from Mark’s after Scott spent 340 days in space. Astronauts’ bodies change to adapt to living in space, but until this “Twins Study,” it was assumed the effects wore off on returning to Earth. TELEGRAPH
These scientists could have saved themselves a lot of time and energy if they had watched Nickelodeon in the 90’s:
The FDA wants to limit the amount of nicotine in cigarettes as a way to make them less addictive. The proposal is still in the preliminary stages and is likely to face a long legislative battle. The idea is now open to public comment. TIME
Then what were those “light” cigarettes we smoked all those years?!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry can now marry–according to the queen, that is. Queen Elizabeth II just gave her consent to the upcoming nuptials. The permission was made official with the “Signature of Consent” issued under the “Great Seal of the Realm.” The royal wedding is set for May 19. TODAY
From a briefcase girl on ‘Deal or No Deal’ to Princess. There’s still hope for us!
Matt Damon and his family are moving to Australia. The reason? Damon says partly because he’s fed up with President Trump–and also because he wants to a safe place to raise his kids. PAGE SIX
How ‘bout them Kangaroos?
TOMB RAIDER: 50% 73% PG-13. Stars Alicia Vikander and Dominic West. Lara Croft is 21-years-old and in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. REVIEW
FLOWER: 60% 100% R. Stars Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker. A 17-year-old’s world gets turned upside down when her mom’s new boyfriend and his mentally unbalanced son move in. REVIEW
LOVE SIMON: 89% 90% PR-13. Stars Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp and Josh Duhamel. 17-year-old Simon has yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. REVIEW
Dairy Queen is bringing back its Oreo Mint Blizzard for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s mint mixed with vanilla soft serve ice cream and tons of Oreos. The item was around awhile ago- and then discontinued, but fans took to social media asking Dairy Queen to bring it back. SEE PIC
We’ll take ours with Bailey’s.
What happens when you mix a Shih Tzu and a poodle? You get a dog that looks eerily like a human. SEE PIC
@chopper4jk: I don’t see dead people, but I do always see spiders that aren’t really there.
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Racing to Friday like…
…Banksy’s latest creation on 14th St. and 6th Ave. in Manhattan.
STUDENTS WANT CHANGE: One month after 17 people were killed in Parkland, Florida, students across the country staged walkouts to demand action on gun violence. From Baltimore to Boston and Brooklyn, students walked out of school for 17 minutes– one minute for each victim of the horrific rampage. SEE PHOTOS
GUN LAW STATUS: On the state level, Florida has banned bump stocks, raised the age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 and allocated more money for arming teachers. On the federal level, there’s been no real attempt to reform gun laws in the month since the Parkland shooting. ANALYSIS