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A Super Bowl commercial from Google caused a stir this week, with many viewers claiming it moved them to tears while others were left creeped out.

The ad depicted an elderly widower asking Google Voice Assistant to help him remember his late wife, Loretta.

Darryl Brackeen Jr. (@dbrackeen), a precinct captain who worked on behalf of the Joe Biden campaign at Monday night’s Iowa caucuses, describes how complicated it was to report results.

The state Democratic Party says a technical glitch with a smartphone app led to a delay in declaring who won the caucuses.

 

Neoconservative thinker Bill Kristol has been highly critical of President Trump for years, even while many on the right who were once disapproving came to support the president.

In the waning days of the president’s Senate impeachment trial, he tweeted over the weekend his support for Democrats.

He says the tweet was meant to be time-sensitive to 2020 and “somewhat jokey,” but also to serve as a warning to Republicans that it’d be “foolish” not to rethink some conservative orthodoxies.

New Hampshire Public Radio reporter Josh Rogers (@joshrogersNHPR) joins Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley to discuss what lies ahead in New Hampshire for the presidential candidates, one week away from voting there.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Chinese President Xi Jinping declared “a people’s war of prevention” against the coronavirus epidemic on Tuesday following the death of at least 427 people.

In addition to the medical response, public health officials are also urging people to stop misinformation about the contagion from going viral online.

This conversation is part II of our three-part series called “Silencing Science.”


When the Trump administration relocated the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service to the Kansas City area last year, about two-thirds of its employees quit their jobs rather than move.

What Went Wrong With The Iowa Caucuses?

Feb 5, 2020

The state Democratic party in Iowa said there were inconsistencies in precinct results from Monday night’s caucuses. A technical glitch with a new app the party was using to report results appears to be at the root of the problem.

Here & Now’s Tonya Mosely speaks with Miles Parks (@MilesParks), who covers election interference and voting infrastructure for NPR.

Whales are being hit by ships in Alaska waters in alarming numbers. Over the past decade, vessels hit whales 77 times in Alaska, the most for any state.

Federal researchers are sharing what they know whale behavior with marine pilots in hopes of reducing that number.

Last month, Slovenia became the latest country to declare a goal of going carbon neutral by 2050, promising on Tuesday to double its supply of renewable energy in the next 10 years.

Host Tonya Mosley talks to Jerry Mitchell (@JMitchellNews), founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, about the state’s policy failures that he says contributed to 15 inmate deaths inside Missippi prisons since Dec. 29.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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