Rep. Beto O'Rourke. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

43 out of 76 of Iowa's Democratic county party leaders who responded to a survey by the Wall Street Journal say they want a young candidate to be their nominee for president in 2020.

Why it matters: As the first state to caucus in presidential elections, Iowa serves as an early indicator of which candidates could succeed at the national level. One potential candidate tossed around in Iowa was 46-year-old Rep. Beto O'Rourke, whose name was "volunteered without prompting" as an ideal choice by more than a dozen Iowan officials to the Journal. Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, considered three of the Democratic frontrunners for 2020, will all be at least 70 years old when the race kicks off in earnest in 2019.

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Democrats sound alarm on mail-in votes

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Democrats are calling a last-minute audible on mail-in voting after last night's Supreme Court ruling on Wisconsin.

Driving the news: Wisconsin Democrats and the Democratic secretary of state of Michigan are urging voters to return absentee ballots to election clerks’ offices or drop boxes. They are warning that the USPS may not be able to deliver ballots by the Election Day deadline.

Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere sentenced to life in prison

Carts full of court documents related to the U.S. v. Keith Raniere case arrive at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in May 2019. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere, 60, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday in federal court for sex trafficking among other crimes, the New York Times reports.

Catch up quick: Raniere was convicted last summer with sex trafficking, conspiracy, sexual exploitation of a child, racketeering, forced labor and possession of child pornography. His so-called self-improvement workshops, which disguised rampant sexual abuse, were popular among Hollywood and business circles.

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Americans are moving again

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For decades, the share of Americans moving to new cities has been falling. The pandemic-induced rise of telework is turning that trend around.

Why it matters: This dispersion of people from big metros to smaller ones and from the coasts to the middle of the country could be a boon for dozens of left-behind cities across the U.S.

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