Tonight our deepest sympathies go out to actor John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston.
Their 16-year-old son, Jett, died today during a family vacation in the Bahamas. He reportedly suffered a seizure and couldn’t be revived. His parents are said to be devastated. It’s a heartbreaking story.
The Travoltas have said Jett suffered from Kawasaki disease, an inflammatory disorder of the artery walls that most often strikes young children and can lead to heart disease. We’re digging deeper with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Meantime, we’re bracing for an escalation in Gaza.
All day, speculation has been building that an Israeli ground invasion may be imminent. After seven days of airstrikes, the United Nations says much of Gaza’s infrastructure is in ruins. But even so, independent reports indicate that Hamas has as firm a grip on Gaza as ever. Nic Robertson is on the ground with the latest.
On Sunday, the next first family moves to Washington, where Sasha and Malia Obama start school on Monday. Tonight we’ve got an exclusive interview with Michelle Obama. She sat down with Suzanne Malveaux and opened up about some very personal struggles, including balancing career and family.
Finally, caught on tape.. a truly bizarre murder-for-hire scheme gone bad. You’ll hear a wife plotting to have her husband and his parents snuffed out, cracking jokes and sounding weirdly nonchalant.
See you at 10 p.m. eastern…
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