Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava orders an audit of older buildings in the county following the collapse of the condominium in Surfside, Florida, United States.
A 12-story condominium in Surfside, Florida, U.S., partially collapses overnight, killing four people and injuring ten others. At least 159 people are still missing under the debris, and a search and rescue effort to find them is currently ongoing.
The United States Census Bureau announces the country's total population to be over 331 million people, thereby marking the second-slowest growth rate in its history. It also announces that Texas will gain two congressional seats during the redistricting process, with Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon gaining one seat each; California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will each lose a seat.
Voters in the U.S. states of Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina and the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands head to the polls for Republican and Democratic Party primaries that the media has dubbed "Super Tuesday 2".
The governors of the U.S. states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin say they will not accept Syrian refugees in response to the Islamic terror attacks in Paris. Twenty-three of the 24 governors are Republican with the other being Democrat (New Hampshire).
More than 200 black bears are killed in a single day in the U.S. state of Florida after state officials allow the hunting of the animals for the first time in 21 years; supporters say the aim is to cut down on the animals' surging population, but animal rights activists have criticized the hunts as cruel and ineffective.