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Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to win the New Hampshire primary, followed by former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, according to multiple media reports.

The big picture: Businessman Andrew Yang and Sen. Michael Bennet have dropped out of the race, with early returns showing disappointing results for former VP Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • The returns hit particularly hard for Warren, a Massachusetts senator, who shares media districts with New Hampshire. But Sanders, hailing from Vermont, shares a similar geographical advantage.

"I’m Amy Klobuchar and I will beat Donald Trump,” Klobuchar told a boisterous  conference hall with hundreds of delighted supporters, Axios' Margaret Talev reports from Concord.

  • She said her performance in New Hampshire means she can go on to Nevada and South Carolina: “I came back and we delivered.”

Biden seemed to acknowledge his shortfalls in the state ahead of time. He opted instead to head to South Carolina Tuesday, where he's the longstanding frontrunner but Sanders has been eating into his lead. A Post and Courier/Change Research poll from Feb. 2 showed him still in first, but with only a five-point lead on Sanders.

  • "We just heard from the first two of 50 states — two of them. Not all the nation, not half the nation, not a quarter of the nation, not 10%. Two. Two. Where I come from, that's the opening bell. Not the closing bell," Biden said Tuesday.

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Harris: "Women are going to be a priority" in Biden administration

Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.

Facebook goes after Apple

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Facebook is seeking to force a face-off with Apple over its 30% in-app purchase commission fee, which Facebook suggests hurts small businesses struggling to get by during the pandemic.

The big picture: Facebook has never publicly gone after Apple, a key strategic partner, this aggressively. Both companies face antitrust scrutiny, which in Apple's case has centered on the very fee structure Facebook is now attacking.