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The U.S. in 2045 will look a lot like Nevada in 2020, Axios demographics reporter Stef Kight writes.
The big picture: This'll be American's first general election in which eligible Hispanic voters outnumber eligible black voters.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was briefed by U.S. officials "about a month ago" that Russia has been trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2020 election, AP reports.
Campaigning in Vegas minutes before Sanders condemned the Russians, Trump told supporters that he heard Democrats were trying to "start a rumor ... that Putin wants to make sure I get elected."
Sanders, who complains about mainstream coverage of his campaign, said of the revelation, first reported by the WashPost:
Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven — U.S. special forces commander from 2011 to 2014, including the 2011 SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden — writes a WashPost op-ed condemning President Trump's treatment of retired Vice Admiral Joe Maguire, acting director of national intelligence until this week:
As Americans, we should be frightened — deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security — then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil.
The jury (seven men, five women) "in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in New York said ... they were deadlocked on the most serious criminal charges and suggested they were unanimous on the others," per Reuters.
"Wells Fargo & Co. will pay $3 billion to settle U.S. investigations into more than a decade of widespread consumer abuses," the L.A. Times reports.
The context, from N.Y. Times (subscription): "Including Friday’s penalty, the bank has paid more than $18 billion in fines for misconduct since the financial crisis."
Greyhound said it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks, AP reports.
The context: Greyhound has faced pressure from the ACLU, immigrant rights activists and Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Above, a Mike Bloomberg ad on the Las Vegas Strip.
Below, a Mike Bloomberg ad in Phoenix for President Trump's visit.
TO: Vice President Biden; Mayor Bloomberg; Mayor Buttigieg; Senator Klobuchar; and Senator Warren
FR: Jon Cowan and Matt Bennett [two of the co-founders of Third Way, the think tank]
RE: Stand up to Bernie or You — and We — All Lose
At the Las Vegas debate, each of you took aim at one another, often to withering effect. But with few exceptions, you declined to really challenge Senator Sanders. If you repeat this strategy at the South Carolina debate this week, you could hand the nomination to Sanders, likely dooming the Democratic Party — and the nation — to Trump and sweeping down-ballot Republican victories in November. ...
We have seen this movie before. While there is no moral equivalence between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders (none whatsoever), there is similarity between this moment and the 2016 Republican race. When Chris Christie took on Marco Rubio in their debate, it mortally wounded both candidacies and gave Trump a clear path to the nomination.
How the win was covered by sportswriter Hal Bock on Feb. 22, 1980:
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Driven by their own emotion and the cheers of a frenzied, star-spangled crowd, the United States hockey team has delivered what may well be the most stunning upset in Olympic history and stands on the verge of a medal at the 1980 Winter Games. ...
This ambitious, energetic squad of college kids ignored adversity and bounced from behind on third period goals by Mark Johnson and Mike Eruzione to score a stunning 4-3 upset victory over the defending champion Soviet Union ...
With roars of "USA! USA! USA!" ringing in their ears, America’s comeback kids rode the red-hot, 36-save goaltending of Jim Craig to a sensational victory.
As "Friends" celebrates its 25th anniversary, the six core stars have "closed a deal to reunite for a one-off HBO Max special," The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Gould writes.
"Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the cast, who all negotiated together, will [each] earn more than double their former per-episode fee for the reunion and be paid between $2.5 million and $3 million for the special."
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