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Biden and Warren not on pace to capture any delegates in New Hampshire. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bad news for Biden, Warren and Dems.
Sean Spicer, Trump's former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, his first White House chief of staff, will take new roles as members of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Loyalty has its rewards.
Seeking a revival, Ms. Warren’s campaign manager sent a letter to supporters expressing optimism about her path forward while taking a skeptical view of her leading opponents. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Warren is a clear loser.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the military may consider disciplining former National Security Council aide Alexander Vindman, who testified in Trump's impeachment trial and was fired by the White House along with his twin brother. Rueters
VOA VIEW: It would be wise for Vindman to retire.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced the termination of a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA), delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance important to U.S. interests. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The Philippines is making a dump mistake.
Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment with staging a phony hate crime, nearly a year after similar charges were abruptly dismissed by local prosecutors. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Jail time is the proper sentence.
Trump offered his thoughts on the Democratic presidential field a couple of hours before polls closed in New Hampshire's presidential primary.
A dozen candidates have filed to run against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, including five primary challengers.
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A man charged with driving a van into a tent in Florida where local Republicans were registering voters told deputies he didn't like President Donald Trump and that “someone had to take a stand," according to new details in an arrest report. Gregory Timm told deputies ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal has gone mad.
The voters that turned out for the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday said they are more interested in fielding a presidential nominee who can defeat President Trump than they are in putting up their ideological avatar. Washington Times
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has ended his bid for the presidency. ABC
Sen. Michael Bennet is ending his bid for the White House. ABC
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About 100 people have been evacuated and quarantined in Hong Kong after two residents living on different floors of an apartment building tested positive for coronavirus. ABC
A federal judge in New York has approved the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint in a decision Tuesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: A major bad ruling.
Iranians are faced with crucial questions on the future of the country on the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. ABC
VOA VIEW: A mistake that has cost the Iranian people.
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Bloomberg faces criticism for saying "you can just Xerox" the description of young male minorities "and pass it out to all the cops." CBS
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is a rich baby.
Head of the World Health Organization pleads for global unity to answer a raft of questions about the still-mysterious new cornavirus. CBS
The study, released by the Guttmacher Institute on Tuesday morning, highlights what some reproductive rights supporters say is a strategy to "regulate abortion out of existence." CBS
VOA VIEW: Wishful thinking.
Rising mortgage and credit card balances fueled the biggest increase in household debt since 2007. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There may be another housing finance dilemma.
Two top Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee raised concerns about Chairman Jerrold Nadler's comments on tech at a fundraising event. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
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"I don't see Joe getting the nomination, but he's the best bet the Democrats have," former house speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden cannot beat Trump.
The Justice Department will backtrack on its request that longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone get up to nine years in prison, a senior department official said Tuesday, contradicting its own federal prosecutors in a highly unusual and politically charged move. CNN
VOA VIEW: The first request was out of line.
Utah lawmakers on Monday unanimously approved a bill that would decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, despite arguments from opponents who said the law could potentially embolden abusers. FOX News
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Only married couples can have sex, according to a legal loophole that is still on the books in Virginia. FOX News
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden told reporters in New Hampshire on Tuesday he was headed to South Carolina later in the day - before the results of the nominating primary vote underway in the New England state are even released. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Biden knew that NH was a loser.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. economy is in a good place, even as he cited the potential threat from the coronavirus in China and concerns about the economy's long-term health. Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump will propose on Monday a 21% cut in foreign aid and slashes to social safety-net programs in his $4.8 trillion budget proposal for fiscal 2021, according to senior administration officials. Reuters
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein will not testify in his own defense at his rape trial, his lawyers said on Tuesday as they rested their case. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Old alleged sex acts should not be prosecuted.
Fewer than 50 percent of Americans said they would vote for a socialist as president, a new Gallup survey released Tuesday said. UPI
Federal courts do not have authority to enforce a legal requirement that the president of the United States and their advisers keep adequate records of meetings with foreign leaders, a judge has ruled. UPI
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