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Biden’s win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural U.S.


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Crushed by COVID-19, rural red states finally start to mandate masks. It may be too little, too late.


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Colorado police seek suspect nicknamed ‘Psycho’ after three bodies found in rural community


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Biden Tops Iowa Poll by Democratic Rural Group: Campaign Update

Biden Tops Iowa Poll by Democratic Rural Group: Campaign Update(Bloomberg) — A new Iowa poll has Joe Biden leading the Democratic presidential race in the first caucus state. The former vice president also placed as likely caucusgoers’ top second choice, putting him in a strong position with just two weeks to go until voters begin to choose their nominee.Biden had the support of 24% of likely caucus-goers polled by Focus on Rural America, an Iowa group with Democratic ties that has been polling in the state since last year. Biden’s backing in the survey has been roughly stable since the group’s September poll, when he was at 25%. He is also the second choice of 24% of those surveyed, an important measure given that caucusgoers have the chance to choose a second candidate if their first choice gets below 15% at their caucus site on Feb. 3.Elizabeth Warren was in second place at 19%, a 4-point drop from her showing in the previous poll. Pete Buttigieg was in third place at 16% and Bernie Sanders was in fourth at 12%. Amy Klobuchar, who’s staking her campaign on success in Iowa, was in fifth place at 11%. Buttigieg was the second most-popular second-choice candidate, with 21% of likely caucus-goers saying they’d support him if their first choice is not viable.The poll’s ordering of the top four candidates is different than the well-regarded Des Moines Register poll released 10 days ago, which had Sanders leading and Biden in fourth. The discrepancies probably reflect what’s expected to be a messy caucus night result that few Iowa Democrats are willing to predict.The poll, conducted by David Binder Research, surveyed 500 likely caucusgoers and has an error margin of 4.4 percentage points.COMING UP:Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, both plan to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday.The candidates will debate again in New Hampshire on Feb. 7.The first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses will be held Feb. 3. The New Hampshire primary is Feb. 11. Nevada holds its caucuses on Feb. 22 and South Carolina has a primary on Feb. 29.(Michael Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)To contact the reporter on this story: Jennifer Epstein in Washington at jepstein32@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Edward DufnerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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Biden looks to rural Iowa to catch fast-rising Buttigieg

Biden looks to rural Iowa to catch fast-rising ButtigiegSTORM LAKE/OELWEIN, Iowa (Reuters) – As Joe Biden on Saturday finished an eight-day bus tour through the crucial early nominating state of Iowa, one realization loomed large: His biggest challenge to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination may be coming from Pete Buttigieg, a Midwest mayor less than half his age. Leading in national polls among Democrats but trailing in Iowa, where progressive Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have won over more liberal, urban and younger Iowans with their fight-the-power messages, Biden, 77, is targeting the state’s older, moderate and rural voters.



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Samsung pseudo satellite falls out of the sky, lands in rural Michigan neighborhood

Samsung pseudo satellite falls out of the sky, lands in rural Michigan neighborhoodAccording to a statement from Samsung, the landing was planned, and no injuries occurred when the "Samsung Europe's SpaceSelfie balloon" landed.



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Mugabe's body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial

Mugabe's body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burialThe remains of Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family said Friday. After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place for the country’s founding leader, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birth place and rural home, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) west of the capital Harare. It was the second time it made its way back to Kutama village in Zvimba district where Mugabe was born 95 years ago.



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'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergency

'Storm Area 51' event pushes rural Nevada county to declare emergencyLincoln County commissioner pre-signed an emergency declaration ahead of the "Storm Area 51" raid event that's drawn more than 2 million RSVPs.



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Two Big Earthquakes Shook Rural Southern California. What Would Have Happened If They Hit a Major City?

Two Big Earthquakes Shook Rural Southern California. What Would Have Happened If They Hit a Major City?Here's what could happen



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Seven people killed in string of rural Tennessee homicides, authorities confirm

Seven people killed in string of rural Tennessee homicides, authorities confirmSunday morning law enforcement was still blocking two roads near where the bodies of five victims were found Saturday.



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