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3:10 PM ET, February 24, 2020

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New York Times:
Harvey Weinstein Is Found Guilty on Two Counts: Live Updates  —  Mr. Weinstein is guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.  —  RIGHT NOW Harvey Weinstein is guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.  —  Here's what you need to know:
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Associated Press:
Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and could be sent to prison for decades, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.
Discussion: TheBlaze and Gothamist
Wall Street Journal:   Weinstein Convicted of Third-Degree Rape and First-Degree Criminal Sexual Act
Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Harvey Weinstein trial verdict: Guilty on two charges, acquitted on others, in New York sexual assault case
Discussion: The Atlantic, Fox News, The Week and INSIDER
CBS New York:
Harvey Weinstein Trial: Guilty On 2 Counts, Not Guilty Of More Serious Charges
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Mike Bloomberg prepares media onslaught against Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders  — Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign plans to unleash its cash-flush media operation against Bernie Sanders in the wake of the Vermont senator's resounding victory in the Nevada caucuses.
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Chris Cillizza / CNN:
The 1 thing that might slow down Bernie Sanders is a very, very long shot  —  (CNN)The 48 hours since Bernie Sanders rolled to an across-the-board victory in the Nevada caucuses have been filled with skittish Democratic establishment types coming to this realization: Not only is stopping …
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Bloomberg launches broadside against Sanders on gun control
Discussion: Breitbart
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Sanders Rises as Primary Voters Grow More Confident About His Chances Against Trump  —  32% say Sanders is their first choice to take on Trump in November  —  Getty Images / Morning Consult illustration by Samantha Elbouez  — Democratic primary voters increasingly believe Sanders …
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Is Making a Big Mistake  —  It has to do with respect.  —  The last four presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump — are four very different politicians.  But they have one crucial similarity: They all tried to appeal to voters who weren't obvious supporters.
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Bernie Sanders' disastrous answer on ‘60 Minutes’  —  (CNN)Bernie Sanders, the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, was asked over the weekend how much his various plans would cost if implemented.  He didn't know. … Here's the exchange between Sanders and Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes”:
Anderson Cooper / CBS News:
Bernie Sanders on being the Democratic frontrunner and taking on Donald Trump
John Daniel Davidson / The Federalist:   Obama Didn't Just Help Create Trump, He Also Helped Create Bernie Sanders
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Who would win a Trump-Sanders election?  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday will move him into the lead in the Democratic Party's presidential nominating contest.  Polling from the large states that vote on Super Tuesday suggests that Sanders may soon solidify …
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Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:   How Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both reject the reality of climate change
Melissa Quinn / CBS News:
Tim Scott says Sanders is the Democrat who poses biggest threat to Trump
Discussion: IJR and TheBlaze
Ben Conarck / Miami Herald:
A Miami man who flew to China worried he might have coronavirus.  He may owe thousands  —  After returning to Miami last month from a work trip in China, Osmel Martinez Azcue found himself in a frightening position: he was developing flu-like symptoms, just as coronavirus was ravaging the country he had visited.
Dave Jamieson / HuffPost:
The Young Turks' Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not To Unionize  —  In a tense meeting with employees, Cenk Uygur argued that a union doesn't belong at a small news network struggling to make profits.  —  Top leadership at the progressive news network The Young Turks held an all-staff meeting …
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Katherine Johnson Dies at 101; Mathematician Broke Barriers at NASA  —  She was one of a group of black women mathematicians at NASA and its predecessor who were celebrated in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures.”  —  They asked Katherine Johnson for the moon, and she gave it to them.
Discussion: IJR, Observer, Rolling Stone and The Week
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Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:   Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in ‘Hidden Figures,’ dead at 101
Eli Clifton / Responsible Statecraft:
Trump's new acting Director of National Intelligence conducted undisclosed work for Hungary's far-right government  —  An investigation by Responsible Statecraft has found that President Trump's newly installed acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, knowingly provided …
Discussion: Daily Kos
CNBC:
DOW PLUNGES 1,000 POINTS  —  Matrix's Katz: You want to buy into the dips and the coronavirus uncertainty  —  Stocks fell sharply on Monday, with Dow Jones Industrial Average losses reaching 1,000 points at midday.  The number of coronavirus cases outside China surged …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Let's get to the memos.  —  1. The Jessie Liu memo: Shortly before withdrawing the nomination of the former D.C. U.S. attorney for a top Treasury role, the president reviewed a memo on Liu's alleged misdeeds, according to a source with direct knowledge.
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Awful new details about Trump's purge should alarm us all
BBC:
Taj Mahal: US President Donald Trump visits the ‘monument of love’ in Agra  —  US President Donald Trump is visiting the historic Taj Mahal in the northern Indian city of Agra.  —  This is the second stop in Mr Trump's 36-hour long trip, which is his first official visit to India.
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CNN:
‘I have never seen him eat a vegetable:’ Trump braces for a beef-free menu in India
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Bernie Sanders Rolls Out $1.5 Trillion Plan For Free, Universal Child Care  —  It's the latest early childhood plan from a 2020 Democratic candidate — and it could be the biggest.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday rolled out a plan under which the federal government would make child care …
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
HR McMaster to publish book that may pose headaches for Trump  —  Donald Trump is trying to stop the publication of a book by his third national security adviser, John Bolton, but he will soon have to contend with a volume published by his second.  —  Lt Gen HR McMaster will publish Battlegrounds …
Washington Post:
Live updates: Coronavirus cases surge globally as Italy confirms fifth death; China delays National People's Congress  —  China's leaders on Monday postponed the biggest event on their political calendar, the National People's Congress, as the country's battle against the deadly coronavirus outbreak disrupts …
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
In 2019 speech, Bloomberg mocked Brooklyn father and son who died from heroin as ‘not a good family’  —  Mike Bloomberg poked fun last year at a father and son who died from heroin overdoses at the same Brooklyn party, calling them “not a good family” to laughs from a crowd of business executives, the Daily News has learned.
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
Tom Steyer Stirs More Debate Over Payments in South Carolina  —  Mr. Steyer, a billionaire running for president, rents his campaign headquarters in South Carolina from a daughter of the state's most powerful Democrat, Representative James Clyburn.  —  As he courts voters across South Carolina …
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Jennifer Kabbany / The College Fix:
VIDEO: Heather Mac Donald defends due process, debunks 1-in-5 rape stat as hostile crowd shrieks in protest  —  Heather Mac Donald stood at a Colgate University podium last Thursday night in front of a hostile, emotional audience who barraged her during a Q&A with highly charged questions …
Bloomberg:
U.S. Considers Expelling Chinese Journalists After Americans Barred  — Options include expelling many of China's reporters in U.S.  —  The U.S. is weighing whether to expel Chinese journalists after China kicked out three Wall Street Journal reporters, part of a push by the Trump administration …
 
 
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