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• The 2018 North American cold wave takes place, with record low temperatures in the Midwestern and Eastern United States. Times Square in New York City has a temperature of 9 degrees Fahrenheit, with -4 degrees Fahrenheit wind chill, [1] in addition to Omaha having a temperature of -15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9.44 Celsius) on December 30, 2017, lower than the previous record set in 1884. [2]

• January 4 – President Trump’s lawyers send a cease-and-desist letter to Henry Holt & Company, demanding they halt publication of a new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, and requesting an apology. [5] The book goes on sale the following day, after its publication date is brought forward. [6]

• During a meeting with lawmakers about immigration, President Trump is reported to have asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” [12] [13] His remarks are condemned as "racist" and "shocking" by a UN spokesman. [14] (comp. Donald Trump racial views) The government of Botswana demands a clarification, [15] and Ambassador Earl R. Miller is asked if the USDS regards Botswana as a "shithole" country. [16] The event is termed by many media outlets " Shitholegate". [17]

• President Trump cancels a planned visit to the UK, blaming his predecessor Barack Obama for a "bad deal" on the new United States Embassy due to be opened in London, despite the fact that the move was agreed under the administration of former president George W. Bush. [18]

• January 12 – A Baltimore woman who was a patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center is taken outside and left by hospital employees in freezing temperatures wearing nothing but her hospital gown and socks. She is stranded until bystander Imanu Baraka calls 911. [19]

• January 15 – Police in California arrest a couple, 57-year-old computer engineer at Northrop Grumman David Allen Turpin and his wife, 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin, who allegedly held their 13 children captive, some chained to beds in the dark. [21]

• February 14 – A mass shooting occurs at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, resulting in 17 deaths. [40] It is the deadliest high school shooting in the United States, surpassing the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

• February 25 – In the wake of concerns about gun control, a number of major companies announce they are severing ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) – including Alamo, Allied Van Lines, Avis, Budget, Delta, Enterprise, First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, MetLife, National, SimpliSafe, Symantec, Teladoc, and United.

• March 4 – The Shape of Water wins Best Picture in the 90th Academy Awards. Additionally, Guillermo del Toro wins Best Director for The Shape of Water and Frances McDormand wins Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour. [52]

• British TV station, Channel 4, airs a documentary about Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis company that worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Undercover reporters, talking to executives from the firm, discover the use of bribes, honey traps, fake news campaigns and operations with ex-spies to swing election campaigns around the world. [75] [76]

• Mark Zuckerberg disavows a 2016 memo on Facebook’s expansion plans, saying in a statement that Andrew Bosworth “is a talented leader who says many provocative things. This was one that most people at Facebook including myself disagreed with strongly. We’ve never believed the ends justify the means.” [92]

• In a provocative tweet aimed at Russia, President Trump warns that "missiles will be coming" to Syria, "nice and new and ‘smart!’". He also tells the Kremlin that it should not partner with a "Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" In a second, separate tweet, he claims that relations between America and Russia are at their worst ever point. [100] [101]

• April 17 – Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, a Boeing 737-700 suffers an engine failure at cruise altitude, debris enters the fuselage causing substantial damage to the aircraft and loss of cabin pressure and diverts at Philadelphia International Airport. One passenger dies and seven are injured. [105]

• A study conducted by health services company Cigna reveals that American adults are experiencing a "loneliness epidemic" with nearly half of Americans reporting they sometimes or always feel alone (46 percent) or left out (47 percent). [117]

• Following a series of small earthquakes, the USGS warns that the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii could erupt. [121] Two days later it erupts, there are stronger earthquakes and Hawaii declares a state of emergency, evacuating 1,700 residents. [122]

President Trump makes a speech to the NRA, during which he claims that a hospital in London, England, is like a "military war zone hospital", despite having tough guns laws: "They don’t have guns. They have knives and instead there’s blood all over the floors of this hospital." [124] [125]

• The Senate Intelligence Committee releases an unclassified version of its investigation into Russian cyberattacks in 2016, concluding: "Russian-affiliated cyber actors were able to gain access to restricted elements of election infrastructure. […] In a small number of states, these cyber actors were in a position to, at a minimum, alter or delete voter registration data; however, they did not appear to be in a position to manipulate individual votes or aggregate vote totals." [129]

Donald Trump announces that his meeting with Kim Jong-un is cancelled, in response to "tremendous anger and open hostility" from North Korea. [146] North Korea responds by saying it is still willing to talk "at any time in any form" with the U.S. President. [147]