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Family attorney for toddler who died from cruise ship fall accuses Royal Caribbean of giving ‘false narrative’

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Attorney Michael Winkleman, representing the Indiana family suing Royal Caribbean over the death of toddler Chloe Wiegand who fell from an open ship window in July, is accusing the cruise liner of lying about how the incident transpired and claims a recent inspection of the ship proves it.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CLAIMS GRANDFATHER KNEW WINDOW WAS OPEN BEFORE TODDLER’S FATAL FALL

Winkleman spoke to Fox News, explaining that Chloe’s grandfather, Salvatore Anello, who was holding the 18-month-old when she fell from his arms while the cruise ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, had no idea the window was open at the time of the tragedy.

The cruise ship has previously claimed Anello was “well-aware” of the open 11th-floor window when he lifted Chloe up before the fatal fall.

Now Winkleman is speaking out against the claims after conducting an inspection of the ship with a maritime safety expert, which he says proves the cruise ship has been giving a “false narrative.”

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“Really, we think since day one, they’ve always tried to make it seem as though and what they said in court papers was that Sam can be seen to walk up and lean over the railing out the window. And that’s incorrect. That’s just factually incorrect. If you look, if you take time to look at the photos and the reconstruction of what we did, you will see that’s not possible,” Winkleman told Fox News.

“So the reason why we say it’s physically impossible for him to do that is we actually just [tried] to get my law partner, for him to even touch his head on the window,” he said. “He would have to get it up on his tippy toes on a railing where his feet were […] more than seven inches off the ground. And that would be just to touch his head where the glass is. So to be able to go out of that window, you’d have to lean so far that you would be at risk of falling. Therefore, it’s essentially physically impossible. But more importantly, I think, is just that it shows that the position that Royal Caribbean is taking is untrue.”

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Royal Caribbean has claimed that security camera footage shows Anello leaning out of the open window prior to Chloe’s death. The cruise liner sought to dismiss the case based on the security footage, blaming Anello’s negligence for the tragedy.

However, Winkleman alleges that the security footage is “deceptive” and only uses two angles of the available 13 cameras. The lawyer has filed a motion to both strike the video footage submitted and for Royal Caribbean to “produce all video footage from all of the cameras.”

In a previous statement shared with Fox News by Royal Caribbean, the cruise liner called the incident a “heartbreaking tragedy,” but offered no further comment on its motion to dismiss.

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“The death of Chloe Wiegand is undeniably a heartbreaking tragedy that has prompted a criminal prosecution of Chloe’s step-grandfather and a civil lawsuit brought by the Wiegand family attorneys. Our position in the matter is outlined in our Motion to Dismiss, which we were legally mandated to do in response to the civil complaint. The motion was filed in Federal Court in South Florida and is available to the public,” Royal Caribbean said.

Anello was charged with negligent homicide by Puerto Rico prosecutors in November. The charge carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison, if he is found guilty.

Fox News’ Michael Bartiromo contributed to this report.

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Coronavirus: 41 dead and 1,300 infected as Canada reports 1st case

Canada announced its first case of the Coronavirus on Saturday, adding to an outbreak that has already claimed the lives of 41 people and sickened at least 1,300 others since it originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

The majority of the infections and all the deaths have been relegated to China’s mainland thus far, but a new case has sprung up in Canada, according to The Associated Press.

Canada’s first case was reportedly discovered in Toronto on Saturday. Officials said the patient is a man in his 50s who recently traveled from Wuhan to Guangzhou, China, and then to Toronto on Thursday.

This map shows confirmed cases of the virus around the world, including the two in the U.S. — Chicago and Seattle, respectively.

CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 41 IN CHINA, MORE THAN 1,200 SICKENED

Australia and Malaysia also reported their first cases on Saturday — four each — while Japan added its third. The first signs of the virus to appear in Europe occurred in France, which confirmed three cases on Friday, The Associated Press reported.

Most coronaviruses cause only mild symptoms, similar to that of the common cold. Other strains, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), can cause pneumonia and death.

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Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, began at an animal and seafood market in Wuhan and has spread to several other countries. The illness is said to be transferable between humans.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. There aren’t many preemptive steps that can be taken to avoid infection, other than practicing basic sanitary measures on a regular basis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing your hands regularly and avoiding contact with other sick people who are recovering from an illness. It also suggests avoiding touching your eyes and face, along with keeping objects and surfaces in your home or workspace clean and disinfected.

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There is no vaccine to protect against the virus, although the National Institutes of Health had confirmed to Fox News that they were in the “early stages” of developing one, and officials are hoping a lockdown placed on 13 cities will help contain the virus from spreading further.

China’s leaders have made major efforts to contain the spread of the virus, including the immediate construction of a 1,000-bed hospital to accommodate the growing number of patients.

The hospital will be constructed out of prefabricated buildings to accelerate the timetable, according to state media.

Fox News’ Alexandria Hein and The Associated Press contributed to this report

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‘The Only One I Didn’t Want Her to Pick’: In Secret Recording, Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016

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Elizabeth Warren wins endorsement of Des Moines Register, Iowa’s top newspaper

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., won a key endorsement Saturday when Iowa’s largest newspaper announced that it will back her for the Democratic presidential nomination, just days before the state’s caucuses.

“The senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts is not the radical some perceive her to be,” the Des Moines Register’s Editorial Board said. “She was a registered Republican until 1996. She is a capitalist.”

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The Register’s backing is a significant boost for Warren, whom polls suggest trails Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the state.

“Yes, I heard and I’m delighted,” Warren told reporters Saturday evening in Iowa after the Register announced its endorsement.

The Register’s Editorial Board cites her background as a former Harvard professor, as well as her role in setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as part of the Dodd-Frank reforms after the 2008 financial crisis. It praises her for seeking reforms in making sure the economy benefits working families.

However, the endorsement does not come without caveats, saying that “some of her ideas for ‘big structural change’ go too far” on issues such as “Medicare-for-all.”

“This board could not endorse the wholesale overhaul of corporate governance or cumulative levels of taxation she proposes,” it says. “While the board has long supported single-payer health insurance, it believes a gradual transition is the more realistic approach. But Warren is pushing in the right direction.”

The board praises rivals such as Biden (whom it says would “restore credibility to the White House”) and Sanders (who “champions the working class”), but says that “the country needs more.”

“We need a president who can work the levers of government to translate ideas into signed laws and effective regulations. We need a president committed to bringing our troops home from open-ended foreign entanglements,” it says. “We need a president who understands that the American dream itself is at risk: the idea that someone who works hard and plays by the rules can get ahead, and that their children will do even better.”

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“With Warren, the Oval Office will be occupied by someone who has made rebuilding the middle class her life’s work,” the board says.

Warren was one of a number of candidates who were planning to hold town halls and other events in Iowa on Saturday as part of a final push before the caucuses on Feb. 3.

Warren and other senators have been hampered by the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, which has forced them to stay in Washington, D.C., while their non-senator rivals have been able to tour the primary states unencumbered.

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Warren’s campaign on Saturday hinted at financial woes when it emailed prospective donors ahead of an “important January fundraising deadline.” Fall short of her financial targets, the campaign warned, and “we risk having to scale back our advertising plan during the most critical period of this election.”

Fox News’ Tara Prindiville and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ashley Judd Wants the Next Women’s March to Be a ‘Victory March’

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NASHUA, N.H — Can Ashley Judd help Senator Elizabeth Warren’s chances here?

Eighteen days ahead of the state primary, Warren supporters at Ms. Judd’s three-stop tour on Friday were not entirely sure. Per recent history, the impact of celebrity political endorsements has been decidedly mixed.

But with Ms. Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, having a bumpy go of it in the polls, and the timeworn question of whether a woman can win the presidency having made its way front and center of the 2020 contest just in time for actual voting to begin, Ms. Judd’s whistle-stop visits to Hanover, Lebanon and Nashua gave Warren backers in this early voting state, at the very least, a lift.

“My heart’s still beating so fast,” said Amanda Denaro, 24, after Ms. Judd swept out of the cramped “Warren for President” offices in Lebanon. “She’s the perfect woman to do this. It’s powerful women coming together.”

Ms. Judd announced just over three weeks ago that Ms. Warren had her vote, and, with the senator stuck in Washington for the impeachment trial, the actress and activist showed up as Ms. Warren’s surrogate, with the promise to return and knock on doors.

Ms. Judd brings feminist bona fides, and seemed well positioned to answer the “electability” question, or at least urge people to believe that Elizabeth Warren could win — with their votes.

“We have the fight of our lives on our hands, not just for what we believe in but for the very democracy of this country,” Ms. Judd said, later adding, “Thank God Elizabeth has a plan for everything.”

The hope is that Ms. Judd’s unique position in celebritydom might sway undecided voters, her activism in recent years having eclipsed her movie and television work. In October 2017, Ms. Judd became the first famous actress to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, making her an early face of the #MeToo movement. She had already stuck her head above the parapet that year, hitting back at sexist online abuse in a TED Talk, and, at the first Women’s March, delivering a searing performance of “Nasty Woman,” an anti-Trump poem written by a 19-year old; it was met both rapturously and with opprobrium, including from Ms. Judd’s sister, the singer Wynonna Judd (“The whole thing is toxic,” Wynonna Judd wrote in a tweet.)

Ms. Warren’s New Hampshire supporters said they were very grateful that Ashley Judd came their way.

“It encourages all of us little folks who, you know, who are trying to accomplish the same thing,” said Mary Ann Haagen, 74, a Warren supporter and retired teacher who showed up to see Ms. Judd speak in Lebanon.

Things kicked off midday Friday in a campus building at Dartmouth College, where students filled a few dozen seats and ate pizza until the muted thump of approaching heels on the carpet pulled their attention away from their phones.

Ms. Judd rounded a corner, smiling. “I’ll hope you show me some mercy today,” she said, adding that it was her first outing on behalf of Ms. Warren as she rifled through sheets of talking points.

She told the crowd that she got her first taste of activism in college, and said though she knew Ms. Warren only slightly, had been intrigued ever since Ms. Warren’s first appearance in 2009 on “The Daily Show.” She drew parallels between the experiences of Ms. Warren’s parents in Oklahoma and her own impoverished Kentucky kin: her “Papaw” Judd who had a filling station and kept his money rolled in a paper sack in the trunk of his car, and her Papaw and Mamaw Ciminella, who ran an aluminum siding business. Like Ms. Warren’s parents, she said, they all were one health shock away from financial catastrophe.

Afterward, she walked up to people sitting in the front row and said, “Hi, I’m Ashley.” She asked people, one by one, where they were from. “Los Angeles,” one young woman replied. “So you ended up in the cold weather — a bit of a shock,” Ms. Judd said. “I see you have a T-shirt on,” she added with a laugh. “I hope I did O.K.,” she said to another, “I’m just getting started.”

At her second stop, in Lebanon, she was introduced by Deb Nelson, the chairwoman of the Hanover-Lyme Democratic Party, who noted that along with Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, Ms. Judd had earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard and won a dean’s award there.

Ms. Nelson lamented the actress’s 2013 decision to not challenge Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky Senate seat.

“Just think for a minute about how different life would be had Ashley Judd run for the Senate, because she would have been elected,” Ms. Nelson said.

Speaking without notes this time, Ms. Judd hit more talking points, extolling Ms. Warren’s climate and environmental commitments, and lamenting the Trump administration’s rollback of protections of wetlands and streams as “profoundly upsetting.”

She delved into painful personal history to highlight the importance of Roe v. Wade. After she had been raped by a boy she had known since second grade, Ms. Judd said she opted to have an abortion. Had she not, she said, her rapist would have been granted paternity rights. “Patriarchy and misogyny,” she said, “is the water in which we swim.”

Her last of stop of the day, at a “nanobrewery” called Liquid Therapy in Nashua, not far from the Massachusetts border, was the busiest, and, with after-work beer flowing, the liveliest. Wrapping up her talk, Ms. Judd told the crowd she never wanted to have a reason to repeat the “Nasty Woman” poem again. “So let’s make sure the next Women’s March, it’s a victory march.”

The crowd cheered, and then, among themselves, debated Ms. Warren’s chances, reaching little in the way of consensus.

Elizabeth Burton, 36, said while she loved Ms. Judd’s speech, celebrity endorsements rarely carried weight. Burton was also discouraged by Ms. Warren’s struggles in the polls.

“It’s tough being a woman in the United States right now,” Ms. Burton said, “I hate to say it, because it sucks, but I feel like people in this country want a man.”

Standing a few feet away, Vicki Meagher, 69, said that while she found Ms. Warren to be the most impressive candidate, she was voting for former Vice President Joseph R Biden Jr., because she believed he would get more support. “That’s my one issue,” Ms. Meagher said, “Who do I think will win?”

But Jennifer Bernet, 57, a state representative, said the race was still fluid, and dismissed talk of Ms. Warren’s electability as a canard.

“If somebody’s elected, they’re electable,” Ms. Bernet said. “Nobody thought Trump was going to be electable at this time in 2016. Look what happened.”

Wendy Thomas, a mother of six and “water warrior” environmentalist who won her race for state representative in 2018, said she had faith that, this decade, American women would continue stepping to the fore.

The whole question of “electability,” Ms. Thomas said, amounted to little more than a Republican talking point.

“Women rock the cradle,” Ms. Thomas said, “Woman are the people that are going to right this ship.”

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⚡ Des Moines Register Endorses Elizabeth Warren Ahead Of Iowa Caucuses

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The editorial board of Iowa’s influential Des Moines Register newspaper on Saturday endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president.

“Elizabeth Warren is the Democratic presidential candidate with the vision and temperament to push an unequal America in the right direction,” the board wrote.

“She is a thinker, a policy wonk and a hard worker,” the endorsement stated. “She remembers her own family’s struggles to make ends meet and her own desperation as a working mother needing child care. She cares about people, and she will use her seemingly endless energy and passion to fight for them.”

The endorsement was posted online late Saturday afternoon, and will run in the Sunday paper just days ahead of the Feb. 3 Iowa caucus.

The endorsement noted that Warren “is not the radical” some believe her to be. Rather, her ideas “are right,” the editorial said, warning that voters’ choices are critical as the “very fabric of American life is at stake.”

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Jonathan Wachtel: Is Vladimir Putin making moves to be Russia’s ‘president for life’?

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Is Russian President Vladimir Putin setting himself up to be “president for life?”  According to the former director of communications and spokesperson at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Putin is setting himself up to “remain at the reigns” far past 2024 when he reaches his term limits.

“Vladimir is up to securing things so that everything’s ‘A-OK’ moving through his life. He’s 67 years old, OK. He’s the longest-serving leader of Russia officially. He beats out [Joseph] Stalin and others, [by] about 20 years,” Jonathan Wachtel said Saturday on “America’s News HQ.”

“Clearly, Russia is not an active democracy and Vladimir Putin wants to ensure that he remains at the reign of things,” he added.

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Last week, Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia’s leadership, proposing changes to the country’s constitution that could keep him in power long-term.

The shake-up sent shock waves through Russia’s political elites who were left pondering what Putin’s intentions were and speculating about future Cabinet appointments.

Putin’s proposed constitutional reforms, announced in a state of the nation address, indicated he was working to carve out a new governing position for himself after his term ends, although the suggested changes don’t immediately specify what path he will take to stay in charge.

Wachtel pointed out that Putin was popular in “many circles” but some are fed up with the former KGB operative.

“He’s quite popular in many circles because of his strong hand, strongman tactics and pushing Russia onto the world stage. You know, what the public in Russia consumes is very different from what we get to see [is] happening in the world,” Wachtel said. “So he looks like a hero among many, but there is a strong opposition in Russia that is sick and tired of him.”

Hours after he made the proposals, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned and Putin named the little-known head of Russia’s tax service to replace him.

Putin kept his longtime ally Medvedev in the Kremlin’s leadership structure by appointing him to the newly-created post of deputy head of the presidential Security Council. But the duties and influence of that position are unclear.

Wachtel said “there is potential” that Putin will “swap in” and become president again, as he has before. He also said Medvedev’s replacement could serve as Putin’s “insurance.”

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“An interesting thing is the fellow who’s replaced Medvedev as prime minister is the former tax chief. The guy who dealt with federal taxes. And in a place like Russia, the man who deals with taxes has all the dirt on everybody, on the oligarchs, on where the money goes,” Wachtel said. “You can dig up all sorts of stuff against your enemies and ensure that you slander them or worse, get them in prison. So it’s quite an interesting move. It looks very much like giving the insurance that he’s going to be OK.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Des Moines Register Endorses Elizabeth Warren

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DES MOINES — The Des Moines Register endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday night, calling her “the best leader for these times.”

The newspaper, Iowa’s largest and most influential, gave Ms. Warren a boost just over a week before the caucuses on Feb. 3, when Iowans will take part in the first nominating contest of the primary cycle.

In its editorial, the Register praised Ms. Warren as “a thinker, a policy wonk and a hard worker.”

“Warren’s competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Oval Office,” the editorial stated.

After more than a year of campaigning, the Democratic race is extraordinarily volatile in Iowa, as residents continue to fret over which candidate can beat President Trump.

In recent days, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has shown momentum in the state, and he led a poll of likely caucusgoers published Saturday by The New York Times and Siena College, which showed him earning 25 percent support and his three top rivals clustered behind him.

His rise in Iowa has come at the expense of Ms. Warren, his fellow progressive, who dropped to 15 percent in the survey, down from 22 percent in the last survey conducted by the organizations, in late October, when she led the field.

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., was at 18 percent in the poll, and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was at 17 percent. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota was the only other candidate approaching double digits, at 8 percent.

The Register’s endorsement landed as Ms. Warren worked her way through her selfie line after a town-hall-style event in Muscatine, Iowa.

She did not find out until after she took the final picture, when her communications director, Kristen Orthman, pulled her aside to break the news.

Ms. Warren leapt back in excitement — puling her hands to her chest, as if to say, “what, me?” — and then pumped both hands in the air and did a little dance. Ms. Orthman then appeared to show Ms. Warren the editorial on her phone.

Ms. Warren gulped down a sip of coconut water, one of her campaign trail staples, and headed over to a gathered group of reporters and microphones with a smile.

“I just heard and I’m delighted,” Ms. Warren said of the endorsement. “It really means a lot to me. I’m very happy.”

In a tweet thanking The Register for the endorsement, she wrote that “Iowans are ready to make big, structural change — and I’m going to fight my heart out for everyone in Iowa and across the country.”

In its editorial, the Register praised Ms. Warren’s approach to the economy, health care, climate change and other issues.

“She says corporations should have less Washington influence, children should be protected from gun violence, child care should be affordable, immigrants deserve compassion, mass incarceration should end and the wealthy should pay more in taxes,” the editorial stated. “Those ideas are not radical. They are right.”

It also argued that any of the Democrats running would be “more inclusive and thoughtful than the current occupant of the White House.”

In making its decision, The Register’s editorial board interviewed nine current Democratic candidates who have spent considerable time campaigning in Iowa, several candidates who have since left the race, and two Republicans who are challenging Mr. Trump. The Register is not endorsing in the Republican race.

The newspaper made clear that the endorsement was the product of its editorial board, and that its news staff, including the editors and reporters who cover the presidential race, had no involvement in the process.

The Register’s endorsements, which began in 1988, are not predictions and have had a mixed record of swaying the caucuses. In 2016, the paper backed Senator Marco Rubio of Florida in the Republican primary, and Hillary Clinton in the Democratic one, when she was in a tight race against Mr. Sanders.

Nevertheless, the endorsements make national news. The paper also sponsors a closely watched poll of Iowa caucusgoers — the last of which is set to be released on Feb. 1, two days before the caucuses.

The Register, along with CNN, also sponsored a Democratic debate this month, the last before caucusing and voting begin in February.

Sydney Ember reported from Des Moines, and Michael Levenson from New York. Shane Goldmacher contributed reporting from Muscatine, Iowa.

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Des Moines Register Endorses Elizabeth Warren Ahead Of Iowa Caucuses

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The editorial board of Iowa’s influential Des Moines Register newspaper on Saturday endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the Democratic presidential nomination just days ahead of the Iowa Caucuses.

She is the “best leader for these times,” who has the “vision and temperament to push an unequal America in the right direction,” the board wrote.

The newspaper declared that Warren’s “competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Oval Office.”

The endorsement noted that Warren is not the radical some believe her to be. “She says corporations should have less Washington influence, children should be protected from gun violence, child care should be affordable, immigrants deserve compassion, mass incarceration should end and the wealthy should pay more in taxes,” the editorial stated. “Those ideas are not radical. They are right.” 

Warren quickly thanked the newspaper for the prized endorsement, and vowed to “fight my heart out for everyone in Iowa and across the country.”

A video of Warren being informed of the endorsement shows her pumping her fists in glee and apparently doing a jig.

The newspaper endorsement expressed support for Warren’s plans to target corruption, expand health care, tackle climate change and ensure government works for the people.

But some of her ideas “go too far,” the editorial cautioned. “This board could not endorse the wholesale overhaul of corporate governance or cumulative levels of taxation she proposes. While the board has long supported single-payer health insurance, it believes a gradual transition is the more realistic approach. But Warren is pushing in the right direction.”

The endorsement was posted online late Saturday afternoon, and will run in the Sunday paper. The Iowa Caucuses, the first contest in this election season, is Feb. 3. 

An endorsement from the paper carries clout, but it’s not an indication of ultimate victory. In 2016, the board endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio.

The most recent Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll found that 58% of likely Democratic caucus participants still had not definitely decided on a candidate. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), however, was leading as the first choice of 20% of those surveyed to Warren’s 17% as of Jan. 8. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7%. 

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‘Bachelor’ alum Jade Roper Tolbert loses $1M fantasy football prize: report

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Bachelor” alum Jade Roper Tolbert and her husband have been stripped of their $1 million prize from a DraftKings daily fantasy football contest, according to a new report.

DraftKings, the company behind the “Millionaire Maker” contest for the NFL, released a statement Saturday confirming that their leaderboard for the Wild Card competition that Jade and her husband, Tanner Tolbert, entered back in January has been updated.

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“DraftKings has decided to update the standings for several contests,” they announced on their official Twitter account. “All customers affected by the updated standings will be notified directly. It is our general policy not to comment further on such matters.”

According to TMZ, the updated standings show that Jade and Tanner were, in fact, not the winners. Instead, the big prize went to a person who runs an account named Spclk.

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Jade and Tanner did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Earlier this month the former “Bachelor” hopeful reportedly entered the maximum of 150 individual lineups into the contest, but shortly after her win spurred allegations of collusion with her husband, who is widely known as a high-volume daily fantasy player.

DraftKings began investigating her victory after the ex-reality star came under fire.

Per ESPN, the couple combined submitted 300 lineups at $25 per entry into the DraftKings contest portal. Fantasy experts who tore through the Tolbert’s entries found that of their 300 entries, 298 were unique, meaning they lacked duplicate entries.

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DraftKings informed the Tolberts of their probe into whether or not their win was legitimate, and a spokesperson for the fantasy-betting site issued a statement to ESPN, saying: “We take the integrity and fairness of our contests very seriously and are looking into this matter.”

In a statement to Fox News, a company spokesperson said at the time: “The DraftKings compliance team reviews the results of all major contests to ensure they comply with our terms of use and applicable state regulations. We take the integrity and fairness of our DFS contests seriously, and prizes are not paid out until our reviews are complete.”

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Jade and Tanner told Fox News in a statement earlier this month: “We respect that DraftKings feels they must do their due diligence in regard to Jade winning their $1 million dollar prize for the fantasy contest for the NFL’s wild-card round this weekend. Though we must ponder, would the questions, accusations and curiosity about this win be the same if the winner had been male and someone who wasn’t already in the public eye? It is incredibly important for us to establish that Jade’s win is nothing more than pure luck and we are confident that DraftKings will determine the same.”

Tanner and Jade both appeared on the second season of the “Bachelor” spinoff series, “Bachelor in Paradise,” before they tied the knot in 2016.

Fox News’ Julius Young contributed to this report. 

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