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Pete Buttigieg requests a review of Nevada caucuses results, citing “irregularities”
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg addresses supporters in Colorado in February 2020. | Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images Weeks after the Iowa caucuses debacle, the Buttigieg campaign is questioning Nevada’s math. Shortly after conceding the Nevada caucuses to Sen. Bernie Sanders, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg began questioning the results there. Late Saturday night, a letter from Buttigieg’s campaign to the chairman of the Nevada State Democratic Party made clear that the campaign has questions about what it says are “irregularities” in the results, the Nevada Independent reported. In the letter, Buttigieg’s campaign requests all early vote and in-person vote totals be released by precinct, along with explanations for any “anomalies in the data.” New: Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is alleging “irregularities and a number of unresolved questions” against the Nevada State Democratic Party.The complaints center on how early voting totals were folded into caucus day totals & claim “anomalies in the data.”Here is the letter: pic.twitter.com/HYlvHqsr4n— Dan Merica (@merica) February 23, 2020 Before vote totals were in on Saturday, Sanders’ win was clear, and as of Sunday evening, with about 60 percent of precincts reporting, the senator has some 46 percent of the vote. As of Sunday evening, Biden appears to be in a distant second place, and Buttigieg shoring up third place. In the letter to the state party, his campaign argues those results may need revision and that the “process of integrating early votes into the results of the in-person precinct caucuses ... was plagued with errors and inconsistencies.” The caucuses were held over an extended period this year, and featured four days of early caucusing in the form of ranked choice voting. The totals from those early caucus forms were added to both first and second round in-person caucuses on Saturday. Although not rife with problems like the Iowa caucus, it is true there were some hiccups in Nevada. Some precincts reporting difficulty sharing their results with party officials, and some caucus-goers did note some confusion on rules at their precincts. But these issues did not prevent a winner from being announced, and in general did not seem abnormal, particularly given the caucuses process is often messy, featuring as it does multiple rounds of people moving around rooms as they try to convince others to support a given candidate. And the process can lead to some less-than-democratic means of determining who will win, such as drawing from a deck of cards to break a tie. According to the Buttigieg campaign, the inherent complexity of the caucuses process that caused several problems in Nevada. According to its letter, early vote counts were not always used when determining the viability of a candidate in the first round. The campaign also said that in some precincts, precinct chairs said that a non-viable candidate from the first round could not become viable in the second — essentially, that caucus-goers were not allowed, as they should have been, to try to convince others to support a candidate in order to bring them to viability. Party officials in Nevada have not yet signaled whether any review will take place. “We are continuing to verify and to report results,” a spokesperson for the Nevada State Democratic Party told The Hill. “We never indicated we would release a separate breakdown of early vote and in-person attendees by precinct and will not change our reporting process now.” Buttigieg can’t win Nevada, but revised results could help counter a criticism of his campaign As is the case with the results review currently being conducted in Iowa, a review of the Nevada results won’t change the caucuses’ outcome. Sanders currently has a roughly 30 percentage point lead on Buttigieg, and Biden is about four percentage points ahead. And even if Buttigieg were to move into second place, it is not clear how much he would benefit as far as the national delegate count is concerned. Based on the results thus far, Sanders is expected to receive 13 national delegates to Biden’s two. Picking up two delegates would do little to close Sanders’s current lead on Buttigieg (who is currently second in the national delegate count) — at the moment, Sanders has 34 to Buttigieg’s 23 delegates. Buttigieg coming in second, however, could help alter the narrative that has emerged around the results. The candidate has struggled to appeal to voters of color, while Biden — the ostensible second-place finisher in Nevada — counts on his appeal among African American voters in particular. And his showing in Nevada seemed to provide further evidence that Buttigieg cannot rely on the support of nonwhite voters. But if Buttigieg can prove that he actually did better in Nevada than it currently appears, he would be able to make the case that he can compete even in states where nonwhite voters make up a significant portion of the electorate, something that — with a slate of diverse contests fast approaching — would be an asset to his campaign.
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Elizabeth Warren speaks in Seattle following Bernie Sanders' win in Nevada
Elizabeth Warren addressed supporters in Seattle on Saturday after it was announced Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses. Warren congratulated Sanders and thanked the people of Nevada "for keeping me in the fight." Watch her remarks here.
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MSNBC Contributor Criticizes Chris Matthews Live On-Air for Comparing Sanders' Nevada Win to Nazi Invasion of France
"You simply cannot compare the victory of Bernie Sanders, whose kin was murdered in the Holocaust, to the Nazi defeat of France," analyst Anand Giridharadas said.
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Paul Felder after UFC on ESPN+ 26 loss?
See who Paul Felder should fight next after his loss to Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN+ 26.        Related Stories5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 26: Was Paul Felder robbed by the judges?Eddie Bravo: Tony Ferguson multitude of weapons will be problem for Khabib at UFC 249Karolina Kowalkiewicz says she needs surgery after facial break at UFC on ESPN+ 26 
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Meghan Trainor's dad in stable condition after being hit by car: 'The strongest man I know'
Meghan Trainor's father is "in stable condition" after getting hit by a car, the singer's representative, Luke Burland, confirmed Sunday to USA TODAY.       
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Watch this 62-year-old break the world planking record
George Hood, a former US Marine and DEA Supervisory Special Agent, broke the Guinness World Record for the longest time in the plank position. His time? 8 hours 15 minutes and 15 seconds.
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Tennessee doctor convicted in region’s first ‘Opioid Strike Force Takedown’
A Tennessee doctor pleaded guilty Friday to distributing opioids to people who were not his patients, marking the first conviction for the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force.
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Candace Owens 'cannot look away' from Dem party chaos with front-runner Sanders
Democrats are in a state of panic as President Trump's support among African-American voters continues to surge, conservative commentator Candace Owens said Sunday.
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Austria stops train services via the Brenner Pass on virus fears
Austria has halted all train services with Italy that go via the Brenner Pass to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman for train operator OBB said on Sunday.
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Democratic rivals aim to slow Sanders' momentum after his big win in Nevada
Democratic presidential contenders fanned out across the United States on Sunday to try to blunt Bernie Sanders' momentum after his dominant victory in Nevada solidified his front-runner status ahead of 15 key nominating contests in the next 10 days.
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Fans will pack Staples Center Monday to honor Kobe Bryant and his daughter
From the time he began shooting make-believe game winners with his dad's rolled-up tube socks, Kobe Bean Bryant always wanted to ball. But his years on NBA courts don't sum up a life that spilled off the hardwood and into fans' hearts.
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"Mad" Mike Hughes killed in homemade rocket crash
Daredevil and Flat Earth theorist Michael "Mad Mike" Hughes died Saturday in a rocket crash. Hughes, 64, wanted to prove the Flat Earth theory by taking photographs of the Earth from a homemade rocket. CBSN Los Angeles reports.
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Bernie and Jane Sanders hire lawyers in response to FBI probe
FBI is probing whether Jane Sanders improperly acquired bank loans to expand Burlington College, which was forced to close because of heavy debt
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Israeli fire kills Palestinian trying to plant bomb at Gaza border: Israeli military
GAZA — Israeli forces killed a Palestinian trying to plant explosives near Israel’s border security fence with the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the Israeli military said. The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said the man was one of its members, but it did not disclose what he was doing in the area. In a statement,...
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Nearly Two-Thirds of All Registered U.S. Voters Expect Trump Will Win Re-election, Poll Finds
The CBS News/YouGov poll revealed that Republicans are far more confident than Democrats, with 90 percent of GOP registered voters expecting the president to win re-election.
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White House: Drug Prices Dropped 11 Percent Under Trump
A White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) report released this week found that drug prices fell by more than 11 percent under President Donald Trump.
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Lindsey Graham explains what he wants answered about Trump-Russia probe
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Sunday revealed the questions his panel wants answered about why the FBI launched an investigation into former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. “Now, I want to know, what did McCabe and Comey know, when did they know that the dossier was unreliable?” Graham (R-SC)...
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Start your Monday smart: Kobe Bryant, Julian Assange, Mardi Gras, Leap Day, South Carolina
Kobe Bryant memorial service, Julian Assange hearing, Mardi Gras, Leap Day, South Carolina's primary. Here's what the next six days will bring.
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St. Louis shooting leaves 6-year-old boy dead and 9-year-old girl critically injured
A 6-year-old boy was killed and a 9-year-old girl left critically injured when someone opened fire on their car in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.
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Bomb threats made against 18 Jewish communities centers in New York, authorities said
A spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the threats are believed to be part of a wider series made against JCC's nationally.       
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Dodgers split on whether MLB should eliminate access to video during games
The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme depended on real-time video transmitted to the clubhouse. MLB might ban the practice, a measure not all Dodgers support.
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Daredevil 'Mad' Mike Hughes killed in homemade rocket crash
Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed when his homemade rocket crashed shortly after takeoff near Barstow, California.       
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Eddie Bravo: Tony Ferguson multitude of weapons will be problem for Khabib at UFC 249
Tony Ferguson's jiu-jitsu coach, the famed Eddie Bravo, has high hopes for his client ahead of his title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.        Related StoriesSean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Paul Felder after UFC on ESPN+ 26 loss?Karolina Kowalkiewicz says she needs surgery after facial break at UFC on ESPN+ 265 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 26: Was Paul Felder robbed by the judges? 
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PM Update: Partly sunny and warm on Monday with showers developing late
Temperatures will spike into the upper 50s again tomorrow despite increased cloud cover.
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Buttigieg flags 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses, but state party pushes back
Citing "irregularities" in vote results, Pete Buttigieg’s campaign questioned his third-place finish in Nevada’s caucuses and called for the state’s Democrats to release a more detailed breakdown of votes and address reports of more than 200 problems allocating votes Saturday.
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Here's your chance to design equipment for NASA's proposed Venus rover and win $15,000
NASA wants your help creating new technology for a challenging mission to Venus, a "hellish" planet with a surface temperature in excess of 840 degrees Fahrenheit.
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New guys Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris try to step up without tripping the Clippers
As the Clippers struggle to find continuity, Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris hope their arrivals don't throw off the team's rhythm.
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White House expected to ask Congress for coronavirus funds this week
White House officials are expected to ask Congress for emergency funding this week to battle the coronavirus amid growing fears of a larger outbreak in the US, two officials familiar with the forthcoming request said.
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Kobe Bryant memorial to be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles
The lives and legacies of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, will be celebrated Monday at a memorial service at Los Angeles' Staples Center, called the "house that Kobe built." Los Angeles officials are asking anyone without a ticket to the event to stay away from the area. CBSN Los Angeles' Dave Lopez reports.
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Sign of the Times? Fans Who Heckled Astros for Sign Stealing Had Their Signs Taken
Fans showed up with all kinds of signs to shame the Houston Astros for being found guilty of sign-stealing, only to have their own signs confiscated.
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Giorgio Armani stages Milan Fashion Week show in empty room amid coronavirus
They’re panicking like it’s going out of style. Famed Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani staged his Milan Fashion Week show without an audience — opting instead to stream footage of his clothed catwalkers online — as fears over the coronavirus raged Sunday. The legendary designer’s firm said he canceled his 4 p.m. show and instead...
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David Frum: Fat Trump 'Can’t Pick Up a Ball, Never Mind Throw It'
David Frum, a writer and editor for The Atlantic, said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday that President Donald Trump was “the fattest presidents ever.” Frum said, “One of the things Donald Trump tried to spread in 2016 was the idea
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Avalanche in Colorado partially buried a snowmobiler, and it was all caught on video
Two snowmobilers in Colorado narrowly escaped disaster when they accidentally triggered an avalanche.
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Twitter suspends 70 pro-Michael Bloomberg accounts citing its 'platform manipulation' rule
Twitter took steps to get rid of dozens of accounts supporting Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday for breaking its rules.      
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National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien Refutes Claims of Russian Interference in 2020 U.S. Election
In a briefing to the House Intelligence Committee, intelligence officials warned that Russians will continue their attempts to interfere in the 2020 election.
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Seton Hall blows by St. John’s with daunting Big East finish ahead
A buzzer-beater and a blowout. This was a get-well week for Seton Hall, which responded to a mini-slump with a two badly needed victories. It started with Wednesday’s exhilarating victory over No. 21 Butler on Sandro Mamukelashvili’s basket at the horn. It continued Sunday with a rare wire-to-wire win, a thorough 81-65 beating of St....
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Jewish Group Demands MSNBC's Chris Matthews Apologize for Comparing Bernie Sanders' Victory to Nazi Invasion
"We demand an apology from [Chris Matthews]—and we're still waiting for [Chuck Todd's] apology," IfNotNow said.
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Is flu season tapering off in the U.S.? Today's show has a by-the-numbers look, followed by reports on the Nevada caucuses and the upcoming Super Tuesday events.
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Ryan Newman undergoing treatment for head injury sustained in Daytona 500 crash
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman says he's undergoing treatment for a head injury he sustained in his Daytona 500 crash.
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US soldier in Iraq helps bust burglars with doorbell camera app
Two men were busted for burglary in Illinois after getting spotted on a doorbell camera app — by a soldier 6,500 miles away in Iraq, according to cops. US soldier Richard Wharton got an alert on his smartphone app that two strangers were breaking into the garage of his home in suburban Chicago at 2:30...
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New York Jewish center cleared after bomb threat; governor says multiple centers threatened
Police cleared the Jewish community center in Albany, New York, on Sunday after a person affiliated with the center received an emailed bomb threat, authorities said.
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UFC champ Israel Adesanya apologizes for 9/11 comment: 'I'll be more careful'
Israel Adesanya has issued an apology for his controversial comments toward Yoel Romero at the recent UFC 248 news conference.       Related StoriesKarolina Kowalkiewicz says she needs surgery after facial break at UFC on ESPN+ 265 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 26: Was Paul Felder robbed by the judges?Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN+ 26 with Bruce, Iggy, Bowie ... and Snap! 
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Sanders leads Democratic field in new national poll
A new national poll finds Sen. Bernie Sanders is well ahead of the field of Democratic presidential candidates as the party's nominating process nears the fourth contest of this cycle.
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The man in the rubber suit: The wild exploits of human boat Paul Boyton
In the 1870s, the showman toured the world demonstrating an inflatable suit.
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Italy Cancels Venice Carnival as Coronavirus Cases Soar
Several countries closed their borders with Iran as the country reported an increase in cases and deaths.
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Museum hires refugees as docents to help visitors see exhibits from a new perspective
The University of Pennsylvania-affiliated Penn Museum launched a program called the Global Guides, which works with Philadelphia organizations to hire refugees as docents.
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Trump says he may invite boxers Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder to White House
President Trump said Sunday he watched the heavyweight fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and is thinking of inviting both boxers to the White House. “That was a great fight,” Trump told reporters outside the White House on Sunday before he left for a trip to India. “Two great fighters. It was really very...
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