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After last night’s primaries in Rhode Island, there are now a record-breaking 14 female gubernatorial nominees.

Why it matters: It’s another sign of the "year of the woman." If all of these women were to win in November, it would more than double the number of female governors in office.

Meet the women nominees for governor:

  1. Mary Throne, D, Wyoming
  2. Kate Brown, D, Oregon
  3. Paulette Jordan, D, Idaho
  4. Kristi Noem, R, South Dakota
  5. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D, New Mexico
  6. Lupe Valdez, D, Texas
  7. Kim Reynolds, R, Iowa
  8. Gretchen Whitmer, D, Michigan
  9. Kay Ivey, R, Alabama
  10. Stacey Abrams, D, Georgia
  11. Christine Hallquist, D, Vermont
  12. Molly Kelly, D, New Hampshire
  13. Janet Mills, D, Maine
  14. Gina Raimondo, D, Rhode Island

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Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

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Airbnb and DoorDash plan to go public in the next few weeks, capping off a very busy year for IPOs.

What's next: You ain't seen nothing yet.

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Maximum pressure campaign escalates with Fakhrizadeh killing

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The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s military nuclear program, is a new height in the maximum pressure campaign led by the Trump administration and the Netanyahu government against Iran.

Why it matters: It exceeds the capture of the Iranian nuclear archives by the Mossad, and the sabotage in the advanced centrifuge facility in Natanz.