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Sitting in. Voting through. Running out. It’s Thursday, and here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

1. Harvey

Florida lawmakers rejected a measure that would ban assault rifles, as stunned student survivors of last week’s school shooting watched in the gallery at the state capitol. Busloads of students made the trip to Tallahassee to talk to lawmakers about gun control and to hold a rally.

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Survivor: Next mass shooting is on legislators

Meanwhile, the pressure grows in Washington to do something on guns. President Trump indicated he’s open to strengthening background checks and directed the attorney general to look into banning bump stocks, which help semiautomatic weapons fire like automatics.

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WH responds to the Florida school shooting

2. President Trump

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Syrian government attacks kill more than 100

3. African politics

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VP office: NK proposed meeting with Pence

4. Oxfam scandal

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NYT: Kushner resisting restricted access

5. Salmonella outbreak

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What is dementia?

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Agreement reached

Myanmar and Bangladesh agree to resettle as many as 6,000 Rohingyas trapped in a “no man’s land” between the two nations.

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Rohingya face appalling conditions in Rakhine State

WINTER OLYMPICS

ONE LAST RIDE

Lindsey Vonn settled for the bronze in downhill skiing in what’s probably her final Olympics. Vonn, 33, was one of the favorites to win the event, but she couldn’t keep pace with 25-year-old Italian Sofia Goggia, who won the gold.

Gold medalist Sofia Goggia, center, of Italy celebrates with silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel, left, of Norway and bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn, right, of the United States during the victory ceremony for the Ladies' Downhill.
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Gold medalist Sofia Goggia, center, of Italy celebrates with silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel, left, of Norway and bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn, right, of the United States during the victory ceremony for the Ladies' Downhill.

HISTORIC WIN

Team USA did get good news in the women’s cross-country skiing team sprint, where Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall gave the US its first gold medal in the event.

Jessie Diggins of the United States, left, and Kikkan Randall of the United States celebrate winning the  gold in the Cross Country Ladies' Team Sprint Free Final.
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Jessie Diggins of the United States, left, and Kikkan Randall of the United States celebrate winning the gold in the Cross Country Ladies' Team Sprint Free Final.

COOL RUNNINGS 2

Canada’s team will be the hot favorite for the gold in the women’s bobsled competition, but all eyes will be on the Jamaican women making their debut in the event. The final day of competition in bobsled begins later this morning.

Jamaica's Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, right, and Carrie Russell walk off the track after a bobsled run in the Winter Olympic Games on February 20.
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Jamaica's Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, right, and Carrie Russell walk off the track after a bobsled run in the Winter Olympic Games on February 20.

HEADED HOME

The US men’s hockey team’s drive to grab a medal is over after it lost to the Czech Republic in a quarterfinal shootout. The Czechs will face either Norway or the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the semis.

Team Czech Republic celebrates its win after an overtime shootout against Team USA.
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Team Czech Republic celebrates its win after an overtime shootout against Team USA.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

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Those lovable geeks on “Big Bang Theory” will have even more to geek out about when Bill Gates guest stars on the show later this season.

Bill Gates speaks during a panel discussion at Hunter College on February 13 in New York City.
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Bill Gates speaks during a panel discussion at Hunter College on February 13 in New York City.

Unreal flight

Can’t afford a flight to Paris? Don’t worry, you can still go – thanks to a Japanese company and virtual reality.

"I can't believe I'm here!" You're not. It's virtual reality.
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"I can't believe I'm here!" You're not. It's virtual reality.

Panther power

“Black Panther” is not just challenging traditions and norms in Hollywood. The movie’s soundtrack just might change the music biz too.

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Kids see themselves in 'Black Panther' heroes

All hail the Queen

You know your fashion week is on point when Queen Elizabeth II grabs a front-row seat to take in a show.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth sits between fashion editor Anna Wintour, right, and Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC) as they view Richard Quinn's runway show   Tuesday.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth sits between fashion editor Anna Wintour, right, and Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC) as they view Richard Quinn's runway show Tuesday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

That’s how much 3M is paying to settle a lawsuit claiming it contaminated water in Minnesota, where the company is headquartered.

AND FINALLY …

Kristen Bell (better known as Elsa to all you 4-year-olds out there) is back with another edition of “Momsplaining” and teaches us all the art of decluttering. (Click to view)

Water balloons and bouncy balls dropped from a 40-ton crane in slow motion? Just what you need to get through hump day. If you want to get to the slow part, fast-forward to 1:50. See what I did there? (Click to view)