With a never ending news-cycle, keeping up with the latest headlines is close to impossible. That's wht we're making it easier for you! Read on to get all caught up with everything you may have missed this February.
February 4th: The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl with a score of 41 to 33 against the New England Patriots.
February 5th: The Dow Jones industrial average marked its biggest single-day point drop, plunging nearly 1,600 points.
February 6th: SpaceX launched the world’s most powerful rocket called the Falcon Heavy in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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February 12th: Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their official portraits for the National Portrait Gallery
February 13th: US Snowboarder Shaun White won a gold medal, making it his third Olympic gold in Halfpipe.
February 14th: A mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen people.
February 16th: Drake, the rapper, released his music video for God’s Plan, where he donates $1 million to people in the Miami area.
February 19th: Teens stage a “lie-in” in front of the White House to show solidarity with students who survived the mass shooting that happened in Parkland the week before.
February 22nd: A week after the mass shooting, Parkland students demand change while attending a “town hall” meeting hosted by CNN. These students and gun control advocates confronted Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, as well as Representative Ted Deutch and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
February 22nd: Large companies announce that they are cutting ties with the NRA, including Enterprise Holdings and the First National Bank of Omaha, as well as Delta and United Airlines.
February 25th: The 2018 Olympic Winter Games had its Closing Ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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