1. Updated — 6:20 p.m. ET
According to a statement from Inside Edition, “a publicist for the United States Luge Association, Sandy Caligiore, confirms” that the video shot by Kate Hansen and uploaded to YouTube is a hoax orchestrated by talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel and says that Hansen was in on it.”
Inside Edition reports that Hansen plans to Skype with Kimmel during the taping of his show Thursday.
A spokeswoman for Jimmy Kimmel Live told BuzzFeed she could neither confirm or deny whether the photo was a hoax or if Jimmy Kimmel’s team was behind it.
3. Kate Hansen shared this wild video on her Twitter account early Thursday morning:
“I’m pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi,” Kate Hansen says on her YouTube page.
4. GIF of the encounter:
- Hillary Clinton returned to the public arena in one of her first political appearances since the election, urging Democrats to "keep fighting."
- President Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, where he lashed out at the media and defended his agenda.
- The White House strongly denies reports that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus urged the FBI to undermine stories linking Trump to Russia.
- Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed with a chemical weapon last week at an airport in Malaysia.