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Trump holds rally in India while Steyer qualifies for South Carolina debate – live

Trump has appeared at a rally with Narendra ModiSteyer qualifies for South Carolina debate In this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.14pm GMT Julian Assange has just stood up in court in London to speakA plea to his supporters from Julian Assange, who stands up in court and says - while he appreciates the public's support - he can't concentrate and hear properly what's being said#Assange Related: Julian Assange hearing: 'journ...
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Trump holds rally in India while Steyer qualifies for South Carolina debate - live updates

President Trump has appeared at a rally with Indian prime minister Narendra ModiSteyer qualifies for South Carolina debate In this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 9.43am GMT Good morning. Nevada is already in the rear-view mirror for the Democrats after the resounding win by Bernie Sanders there in the caucuses. With nearly 90% of the vote counted, the leftwing senator has 47.1% of the vote. Joe Biden has picked up 21%, and Pete...
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Can Mike Bloomberg buy his way to the White House?

Part two of a Guardian investigation looks at what Bloomberg’s campaign is using millions from his fortune for – and if his spending blitz could guarantee a winThe road to the White House is paved with dollars and coins. But in 2020, Mike Bloomberg is hoping to seal off that road from the competition with the steepest wall of cash ever spent by one person on an election in US history.One of the richest people in the world, the media mogul and former New York mayor entered the race late, and with...
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Julian Assange supporters set out stall as extradition hearing begins

US lawyers to give opening arguments for deporting WikiLeaks founder to face charges of espionageJulian Assange is set to face off with the US government when his extradition hearing begins on Monday.A judge at Woolwich crown court in south-east London is due to begin hearing arguments from lawyers for US authorities, who want to try the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. Continue reading...
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Barbara B Smith, groundbreaking model and lifestyle guru, dies aged 70

Author and entrepreneur had early onset Alzheimer’sEponymous Manhattan restaurant achieved society successThe groundbreaking model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara B Smith, known to many as “the black Martha Stewart”, has died, her family announced on Sunday. She was 70.Smith died on Saturday evening after suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which she was found to have in 2013. Following her diagnosis, Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, raised awareness of the disease and part...
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South Carolina: how a movement of black people is reshaping the next state to vote

A reverse migration of black Americans back to the south is reshaping voting blocs and making Democratic races more competitiveNajeema Davis Washington spent more than 15 years as a federal employee in Washington DC before she returned to Charleston, the city she left in 1996.She brought with her a progressive outlook that ran counter to the traditionally moderate views of her old hometown. She also noticed, she says, that the evolution of her community extended beyond mere gentrification. Conti...
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South Carolina: how black Americans' reverse migration is reshaping next state to vote

Black Americans’ relocation back to the south is changing voting blocs and making Democratic races more competitiveNajeema Davis Washington spent more than 15 years as a federal employee in Washington DC before she returned to Charleston, the city she left in 1996.She brought with her a progressive outlook that ran counter to the traditionally moderate views of her old hometown. She also noticed, she says, that the evolution of her community extended beyond mere gentrification. Continue reading....
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Bernie Sanders sets sights on Super Tuesday after crushing Nevada win

Party insiders voice alarm over progressive senator’s surgeAnalysis: Sanders was buoyed by Nevada’s Latino votersOpinion: It’s time for Democrats to unite behind BernieBernie Sanders took a resounding victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, bolstered significantly by Latino voters and extending his lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Related: Exodus: how a movement of black people is reshaping South Carolina politics Continue reading...
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New Orleans: two people killed by Mardi Gras floats in one week

Man appeared to fall underneath large tandem float on SaturdayOn Wednesday, another man was run over and killed A man was hit and killed by a Mardi Gras float in New Orleans on Saturday evening, the second such death in a week.The individual, who was not immediately named, was killed at around 7pm after he appeared to fall underneath a large tandem float during the Krewe of Endymion parade near the city centre. Continue reading...
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Auschwitz Memorial criticises Amazon for Hunters show and antisemitic books

Prime show stars Al Pacino as head of band of Nazi huntersMemorial wants books by Nazi Julius Streicher removedThe Auschwitz Memorial criticised Amazon on Sunday, for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its TV series Hunters and for selling books of Nazi propaganda. Related: Outcry after MSNBC host compares Sanders’ Nevada win to Nazi invasion Continue reading...
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Trump security adviser slammed for 'politicizing intelligence' on Russian meddling

Robert O’Brien says he has not seen evidence Russia is boosting Trump but seizes on report Moscow is backing Bernie SandersDonald Trump’s national security adviser says he has not “seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to attempt” to get the president re-elected in November. Related: Donald Trump pounces on reports Russia is seeking to help Bernie Sanders Continue reading...
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Trump’s approval rating rises, boosting chances of winning second term

New Gallup poll gives Trump a 49% rating, first net positive for the president since January 2017Donald Trump’s popularity rating is improving at a key moment in election year – boosting his chances of winning a second term in the White House. Related: Nevada caucuses: Bernie Sanders wins in resounding victory Continue reading...
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Trump adviser disputes intelligence claims of Russian election meddling

Claim comes after report that intelligence officials briefed the House that Russia was once again trying to help Trump get electedDonald Trump’s national security adviser says he has not “seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to attempt” to get the president re-elected in November. Related: Donald Trump pounces on reports Russia is seeking to help Bernie Sanders Continue reading...
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Bernie Sanders' rivals applaud his Nevada caucus win - video

Strong results in New Hampshire and Iowa helped the senator achieve a landslide victory. He is clearly in the lead to win the democratic nominations and take on Donald Trump in a presidential election. Sanders’ rivals congratulated him but galvanised their supporters as they looked ahead to the South Carolina race and Super Tuesday in March, when 14 states will voteNevada caucuses: Bernie Sanders wins in resounding victory Continue reading...
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'Iranian society is sick', says son of former president

Yasser Rafsanjani criticises Conservative hardliners after their election triumphIranian society is physically and politically sick, the youngest son of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the principal architects of the Iranian revolution has said in a rare interview.Yasser Rafsanjani reflected on the sweeping gains made by the conservatives on a record low turnout of 42 % at the weekend’s parliamentary elections. He said democracy in Iran had been made a eunuch, castrated by forces outside parlia...
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Gwyneth, Lizzo, Cher: who are Hollywood stars endorsing?

Ahead of the California primary, here are the candidates Hollywood’s famous names are voting forAs the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination grows increasingly unpredictable, every boost helps – and candidates are calling in support from the powerful world of film and entertainment. From Ariana Grande’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders to Pete Buttigieg’s fundraiser with Gwyneth Paltrow, the Hollywood endorsement remains a coveted campaign accolade. And while a recent survey found nine in 10 adu...
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Daredevil dies during homemade rocket launch in California

Mike Hughes, 64, killed as the rocket in which he launched himself crashesA self-styled daredevil has died after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground.“Mad” Mike Hughes, 64, died after the homemade rocket crashed on private property near Barstow, California, on Saturday afternoon, the Daily Press of Victorville reported. Continue reading...
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Wisconsin's dairy farmers see bleak future for 'America's Dairyland'

Collapsing prices, the rise of mega farms in warmer states and fluctuations in demand have led to a spate of bankruptciesThe Goodman family has been milking cows in Wisconsin since 1889. Jim Goodman is the last of his line. The 66-year-old farmer has sold his herd and the land where they grazed. His children have chosen other careers. Related: Why America’s cheese capital is at the center of Trump’s trade war Continue reading...
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Bernie Sanders celebrates thunderous Nevada caucuses win – video

Bernie Sanders has celebrated a huge win at the caucuses in Nevada, putting him clearly in front of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination a week before the South Carolina primary and then Super Tuesday on 3 March, when 14 states will vote.Sanders, who had already moved on to San Antonio Texas, celebrated a win that 'brought together a multigenerational, multiracial coalition' after winning in Nevada, a state that is nearly 30% Latino, 10% black and has a rapidly growing Asian Ameri...
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Can Mike Bloomberg come back from his Democratic debate debacle?

The billionaire former New York mayor had surged in the polls on the back of lavish spending on ads – then came his moment onstage in Las Vegas and a rapid revision of his prospectsAfter spending nearly half a billion dollars on advertising that portrays him as a pioneering leader, a man who would be a unifying, inspirational presence in the White House, Michael Bloomberg finally got the chance this week to sell himself, live, to a nationwide audience.It didn’t go well. Instead of Wednesday’s De...
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Nevada caucuses: Bernie Sanders wins in resounding victory

Sanders solidifies status as national frontrunner Centrists trail behind Biden declares: ‘We’re alive’The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders won the caucuses in Nevada, solidifying his frontrunner status in the race for the Democratic nomination.“We’ve brought together a multigenerational, multiracial coalition that is not only going to win Nevada, it’s going to sweep this country,” Sanders told supporters in San Antonio, Texas, after the Associated Press and several US networks projected his win. C...
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Bernie Sanders widens primary lead with crucial win in Nevada caucuses – as it happened

Senator wins victory in key voteNevada results live: track the votes as they come in 4.41am GMT We’re wrapping up the liveblog for today. Here’s where we’re at: Related: Nevada caucuses: Bernie Sanders declares resounding victory 4.18am GMT Now 27% of precincts are reporting, but it hasn’t much affected th percent of county delegates allocated to each candidate: Continue reading...
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Buoyed by Latino voters in Nevada, Sanders cements his frontrunner status

Saturday’s caucuses were the first real test of Latino support in the Democratic primary – and the result was promising for SandersThe senator from one of the whitest states in the US on Saturday trounced his rivals in the first primary of the 2020 election cycle that actually reflects the racial diversity of the country and the Democratic party.The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders won a resounding victory in Nevada, buoyed by strong support among Latino voters. Sanders’ victory in the desert stat...
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Bernie Sanders' Nevada win is a breakout moment. The others are toast

The Vermont Senator will soon be going toe to toe with Donald Trump There are no second prizes in presidential contests. No silver medals. No participation trophies.There are, however, endless numbers of delusional candidates and campaigns who insist that they will sweep the later states, or take their delegates to the convention, or contest the legitimacy of the nomination process. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Joe Biden, US news, Nevada, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg, US elections 2020, Bernie Sanders Nevada


Harry Dunn's family want Julian Assange's extradition stopped

US ‘hypocritical’ to seek Wikileaks founder’s extradition but not send Anne Sacoolas back to UK for trial over son’s deathThe family of Harry Dunn has called for Julian Assange not to be extradited as long as the United States refuses to send the suspect in the teenager’s death back to Britain. The family has have accused the US government of “demonstrating an extraordinary amount of hypocrisy” in seeking the Wikileaks founder’s extradition but rejecting a request for Anne Sacoolas to return to ...
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Bernie Sanders wins Nevada Democratic caucuses – live

Senator declares victory in crucial voteBernie Sanders has invested big in Nevada. Will it pay off?Health, heat and deportations: the issues voters care about 1.27am GMT Bernie Sanders declared victory in the Democratic caucuses in Nevada, while speaking at a rally in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday evening.“We won the popular vote in Iowa, we won the New Hampshire primary, and according to three networks and the AP, we have now won the Nevada caucus,” Sanders said. 1.20am GMT Here is ho...
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Nevada caucuses: Sanders leads as results slowly trickle in – live

Democrats wait for tallies from ‘first in the west’ caucusMake-or-break moment for candidates in diverse stateBernie Sanders has invested big in Nevada. Will it pay off?Health, heat and deportations: the issues voters care about 12.28am GMT My colleague at the Guardian Australia, Naaman Zhou, has a great read on Australians who are volunteering in the US Democratic primary. “Having this accent and being Australian, I thought would be a big barrier, but it’s a really nice conversation starter...
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Nevada caucuses: Bernie Sanders leads in early results – live

Results trickle in for ‘first in the west’ caucusMake-or-break moment for candidates in diverse stateBernie Sanders has invested big in Nevada. Will it pay off?Health, heat and deportations: the issues voters care about 11.24pm GMT The results of the Nevada caucuses are trickling in. Some delays to the results were expected, as this was the first year that Nevada allowed early voting, which complicated the calculations that precinct leaders are required to make. 11.13pm GMT With 3% of p...
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Nevada caucuses: vote counting under way in crucial contest

Bernie Sanders is frontrunner in diverse stateDemocrats hope to avoid chaotic process after IowaCounting is under way in Nevada , where residents on Saturday cast their votes in the “first-in-the-west” primary contest that will play a key role in choosing the Democratic candidate to take on Donald Trump.Saturday’s caucuses marked the first voting in a state with a diverse electorate that more closely resembles the demographics of the US and the Democratic party. Nevada is nearly 30% Latino and 1...
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Nevada caucuses: vote count under way in crucial Democratic contest – live

Saturday’s vote could be a make-or-break moment for candidates in the first state with a diverse electorate Bernie Sanders has invested big in Nevada. Will it pay off?Health, heat and deportations: the issues voters care about 10.05pm GMT Caucuses disenfranchise many people, as my colleague Sam Levine reported ahead of the Iowa caucuses. Here’s another voice against caucuses.Carissa Bradley, 23, was one of the Warren supporters in the group. She said she was not surprised Bernie won, but thi...
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