Happy Thursday. 🏒 Bulletin: For the first time since 1998, Team USA won the women's hockey gold medal. (Details at #9.)
You're invited ... If you're in D.C. tomorrow, join me for and several of the nation's governors at 8 a.m. for breakfast and "Raising the Bar: A Conversation on Education in America," on opening day of the National Governors Association winter meeting. (RSVP)
President Trump holds notes during yesterday's listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House. (AP's Carolyn Kaster)
President Trump has a rare political superpower — he can get Republicans to do what seems like the impossible:
He could. No politician can move Rs to unthinkable places and provide more cover in the toughest of states or districts.
What Trump is thinking: He may not fully understand the cultural significance of guns in middle America. But he believes that it's cultural, not political, issues that truly move the needle.
What the White House says ... Raj Shah, White House principal deputy press secretary, tells Axios' Jonathan Swan: “Leading by working across the aisle to forge compromise is what [Trump is] actually doing."
Indeed, Trump got a lot of praise for actually listening during yesterday's "listening session."
The bottom line: Top Republicans see possible legislation on bump stocks and background checks, but think anything more significant is unlikely.
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was one of the 17 killed, is flanked by his sons as he addresses President Trump. (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Key quote from listening session ... Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, 18, was killed at the high school:
Key Trump quote: "[I]t's called concealed carry — and it only works where you have people very adept at using firearms, of which you have many, and it would be teachers and coaches."
P.S. N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Joel Myrick, a former assistant principal who used his Colt .45 pistol to detain a 16-year-old gunman who had killed two students at a high school in Mississippi in 1997, on moves to arm teachers:
It was an amazing cultural moment: At a CNN town hall in Florida, parents and kids sat onstage before 7,000 in the arena, and millions around the world, and debated lawmakers with raw, informed and highly personal arguments.
Great Rubio quote: "American politics is the only part of our lives where changing your mind based on new information is a bad thing."
What President Trump is reading ... Ivanka Trump, "who will arrive in South Korea on Friday to watch the closing ceremony of the Games, could smooth some of the tensions that flared during the vice president’s visit," per N.Y. Times' Mark Landler:
"In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class [yesterday] to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida," per AP:
Peter Hamby, host of Snapchat's "Good Luck America," tweeted:
Here's how yesterday looked on Snapchat's "Snap Map," which shows Snaps (videos) from around the world:
"Nearly a half-hour after Nikolas Cruz dropped his rifle and fled Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police thought they were seeing him live on security cameras [but the] images were tape-delayed" by 20 minutes, reports the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel:
A reminder of the chaos:
YouTube, Facebook and Twitter were caught flat-footed when conspiracy theories about survivors of the Parkland school shooting were unintentionally elevated on their sites through algorithms that promote trending topics and popular content, Axios' Sara Fischer writes:
How it happens ... Breaking news is a prime opportunity for misinformation campaigns:
Go deeper ... See how the platforms responded.
"The Opioid Diaries" is the first issue in TIME’s 95-year history devoted entirely to one photographer’s work:
Please read this ... In a first-person piece that opens the issue, Nachtwey writes:
A crusader with staggering reach ... Adapted by TIME from the N.Y. Times bestseller, "The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House," by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy:
Last earthly journey ... Graham, who died yesterday at 99 (less than nine months from 100), was moved from his home in Montreat, N.C., to a funeral home in Asheville, according to spokesman Mark DeMoss, whose clients include the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (AP):
The best cause of death ... DeMoss quoted Graham's longtime personal physician, Dr. Lucian Rice, as saying, "He just wore out."
"The United States erased the horrors of past Olympic performances with a 3-2 shootout win against Canada to capture the women's hockey gold medal," per NBC Olympics:
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