Iowa caucuses in a shambles as reporting system breaks down

The first election of the 2020 presidential campaign descended into a farce on Monday, as widespread reports indicated that the smartphone app for reporting the results of Iowa’s caucuses had become non-functional and calls to the Democratic Party’s backup telephone hotline was swamped with delays. As a result, nearly four hours after caucuses began, just […]

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Hong Kong reports its 1st coronavirus death, the 2nd outside mainland China

Hong Kong reported its first death in the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, according to Cable TV, putting new pressure on leader Carrie Lam to contain its spread through the densely populated Asian financial hub. The 39-year-old patient is only the second person outside of mainland China to die after contracting the new virus. According to earlier […]

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M33 5’10" SW:205 CW:160 GW:170 – Some thoughts, data, and my bare chest

A few days ago I hit 160lbs, down from my starting weight of 204.8lbs on October 9th, 2019. View post on imgur.com I lost this weight at a pace of 0.35lbs/day, including holidays, birthday parties, and some blown days. My initial goal was an "ambitious" 170, but I rode my momentum to 160 which I […]

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We notified Nigeria of impending Visa restriction — U.S.

Buhari and Trump The United States has said that it notified all foreign governments including Nigeria about the identity-management and information-sharing criteria in 2019. This was contained in the full report of the visa restrictions titled, ‘Proclamation on improving enhanced vetting capabilities and process’ published on www.whitehouse.gov. According to the document, the […]

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DES MOINES, IA - FEBRUARY 03: Officials from the 68th caucus precinct overlook the results of the first referendum count during a caucus event on February 3, 2020 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Iowa is the first contest in the 2020 presidential nominating process with the candidates then moving on to New Hampshire. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

Live coverage: The 2020 Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses

The Iowa caucuses are here, and we’re liveblogging the first results of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contests. The caucuses start at 7 PM local time (8 PM ET) sharp—latecomers are not allowed to participate. While the results come in, check out our guide to the caucuses. Note that Iowa will report three different sets […]

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Mobile operators warned to deliver on rural ‘not spots’

The government has ordered Britain’s big mobile operators to deliver on a pledge to end so-called “not spots” in rural areas as a deal struck between the companies teeters on the verge of collapse. Boris Johnson promised to end the “scourge” of poor mobile phone connections in many parts of the countryside in his first […]

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Jennifer Lopez made Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show a memorable one. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez explains political statement in her Super Bowl show

In case viewers didn’t get the message during Jennifer Lopez’s showstopping performance Sunday at Super Bowl LIV, the “On the Floor” singer has clarified it. “All I want my girls, the little girls on stage with me and all over the world to know is how to use their voices and be proud of everything […]

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