Feb 9, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: New Hampshire primary battle heats up

A woman sells Democratic presidential candidate signs outside SNHU arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday, during the party's annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/ AFP via Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidates stepped up campaigning in New Hampshire on Saturday with just days left until the state's primary.

The big picture: Polls place former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in a statistical tie with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sen. Elizabeth Warren won the organizing battle at a Democratic event at Manchester's SNHU Arena "with more than a quarter of the seats filled with supporters," Politico reports. And former Vice President Joe Biden stepped up criticism of Buttigieg. Here's what else unfolded, in photos.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren canvases a Manchester neighborhood with her husband Bruce (L), her dog Bailey and campaign volunteer Colin Pio. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane Sanders, during a campaign stop in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg addresses the Democratic Party's 61st Annual McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner at SNHU arena. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden with supporters after speaking at a rally at the Rex Theatre in Manchester. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks at the Our Rights, Our Courts forum in Concord, New Hampshire. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang is introduced during the 100 Club Dinner at SNHIU. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard rally outside SNHU arena. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate and billionaire Tom Steyer speaks during the 100 Club Dinner. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick at a Manchester restaurant. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet at the New Hampshire Democratic Party event. Photo: Michael Bennet/Twitter
Trump merchandise vendors at a roadside shop outside the Democratic Party Dinner at the SNHU arena. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

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The photos of protests around the country following the death of George Floyd during an encounter with Minneapolis police are hauntingly familiar. We’ve seen them many times before, going back decades.

Why it matters: "What is also unmistakable in the bitter protests in Minneapolis and around the country is the sense that the state is either complicit or incapable of effecting substantive change," Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, an assistant professor of African-American studies at Princeton University writes in the New York Times. The images that follow make all too clear how little has changed since the modern Civil Rights Movement began in the 1950s.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  3. Economy: The future of mobility in the post-pandemic worldGeorge Floyd's killing and economic calamity are both part of America's unfinished business.
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A mural outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, near where George Floyd was killed in an encouner with police. Photo: Steel Brooks/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is in jail under $500,000 bail on charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter after a video of him kneeling on George Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes and Floyd's death catapulted the country's major cities into a state of protest.

The big picture: Floyd's fatal run-in with police is the latest reminder of the disparities between black and white communities in the U.S. and comes as African Americans grapple with higher death rates from the coronavirus and higher unemployment from trying to stem its spread.