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THE HIGHLIGHTS

Yesterday was Super Tuesday. 

 

THE BACKGROUND. 

Every four years, the US has its presidential election. (Hint: there’s one this November.) But first, the two major parties need to figure out which candidate they’re nominating for prez. Enter: the primary elections. After months and months of campaigns and debates, every state votes for their fav candidate. The overall winner is based on a system similar to the electoral college. 

 

THE HAPPENINGS. 

ICYMI, yesterday was pretty much the biggest day in the primaries. Ahem, Super Tuesday. The why: 14 states - plus American Samoa - head to the polls, with about one third of the overall delegates awarded. On one day. Hi, pressure. 

 

THE HAPPENINGS PT 2. 

Some of the votes are still coming in, but so far, it looks like Joe Biden took the overall win. Hint: he snagged 9 states (Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Maine, and even Elizabeth Warren’s home state, Massachusetts) - while Bernie Sanders is on track to take 4 (Colorado, Utah, Vermont, and California). Michael Bloomberg won American Samoa. At the moment, it looks like Biden has 461 delegates to Sanders’ 404 - but that number’s expected to up as California, which awards 494 delegates overall, keeps counting votes. Suspense, thick. 

 

SO…?

Candidates need at least 1,991 delegates to snag the Dem nomination. TBD on when - and if - that will happen. 


THE ACTION

CORONAVIRUS: All eyes are on the coronavirus. In Washington state, the death toll rose to 9 just days after the first confirmed death. And the US is apparently expecting cases to skyrocket as more people are tested. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates by half a percentage point to help protect the US economy from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. That’s the most extreme move the Fed’s made since the 2008 financial crisis. This comes as the World Health Organization says the coronavirus fatality rate is actually 3.4 percent - much higher than initially thought. Now, it looks like the World Bank is pledging $12 billion in emergency aid for developing countries dealing with the spread of the virus. 

 

WORLD: The death toll from the Tennessee tornadoes keeps rising. At least 24 people have now died as a result of the disasters, with dozens of people currently missing. Around 140 buildings have been destroyed. Now, it looks like Tennessee’s governor is declaring a state of emergency and calling the National Guard to help with search and rescue missions. In other news, the US’s peace deal with the Taliban is already falling apart. Case in point: just days after things were made official, the Taliban reportedly carried out 33 attacks, killing 8 militants and 6 civilians. Which goes directly against the peace deal. In response, the US conducted an airstrike against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Stay tuned. 

 

POLITICS: Speaking of violating deals, a United Nations nuclear watchdog says Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of low enriched uranium since November. You read that right. Low enriched uranium is typically used for nuclear power plants, but it can also help lay the foundation for creating nuclear weapons. Oh, and this latest news means Iran’s now gone far over the limit set by the Iran nuclear deal for low enriched uranium. Reassuring. Meanwhile, Russian Prez Vladimir Putin just proposed a constitutional ban on gay marriage. The move is reportedly meant to up voter turnout at an upcoming referendum that could leave Putin with the ability to stay in power past 2024, when he won’t be able to run for reelection. 


WHAT TO KNOW

A fishing rod:” what this thief used to steal a Versace necklace. Points for creativity. 


SAY WHAT?

“It was so worth” - a college student after renting a $400 llama to bring to his sister’s wedding. You may spit on the bride. 

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