President Biden continues his State of the Union road trip today with a visit to Florida. Biden is scheduled to speak at the University of Tampa at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, where the White House says he will "discuss his plan to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare."        Hopes are fading that survivors will be found in the rubble of the massive earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria. The death toll from Monday's magnitude 7.8 quake is over 16-thousand, and many survivors have been left homeless in the freezing weather.        New data from the Department of Education shows half the nation's students began the fall semester a full year behind grade level in at least one subject because of the pandemic. Fifty-nine-percent of U.S. public school principals surveyed said their schools are using some form of so-called "tailored accelerated instruction" to help kids catch up.       The Alex Murdaugh double murder trial resumes this morning after a bomb threat yesterday ended things early. The former lawyer is accused of shooting his wife and son in June of 2021 at their estate in South Carolina. During Tuesday's testimony, a forensic scientist said she found gunshot residue on the clothes that Murdaugh was wearing on the night of the shooting.        A father and son who were apart for two years after illegally crossing the U.S. border are suing the government over their separation. The two Guatemalans filed a lawsuit in Illinois last week seeking damages for emotional distress and negligence. In 2018, the father and his then 16-year-old son crossed the border into Texas and were separated after being caught.        The NFL commissioner is standing up for the league's officials. During his annual Super Bowl week news conference on Wednesday, Roger Goodell said he doesn't believe that officiating in the NFL has "ever been better," and added that, with the amount of plays in a single season, referees "are not perfect and officiating never will be."