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Situational awareness: "Los Angeles will host a public memorial Feb. 24 at Staples Center for Kobe Bryant and eight others killed last month in a helicopter crash," L.A. Times reports.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
The stakes aren't quite the same, but the Iowa Caucuses are increasingly looking like Florida 2000.
Why it matters: Apps are the new hanging chads, and good luck convincing people to vote with apps after what they saw play out this week.
The big picture: The Iowa Democratic Party has a crisis of its own making, with ramifications that affect the national party as well as the future of voting.
Between the lines: The issues on election night have combined with a series of errors that make it unclear whether there will ever be a "completely precise account" of Iowa 2020, the N.Y. Times notes.
Go deeper: For those who need a reminder about hanging chads, this NPR story will help
Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
A Chinese boy wears a protective mask as he hits a snowball thrown at him in a park in Beijing.
Van camping, meet van glamping: Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a van camper, USA Today reports.