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Pete Buttigieg says Trump has ‘very different take on faith’ than he does after comments at prayer breakfast

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At a CNN town hall Thursday night, Pete Buttigieg condemned President Trump for his comments earlier that day at the National Prayer Breakfast, saying the president has “a very different take on faith than I do.”

CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Butttigieg how he felt about Trump “mocking” the idea that some people use their faith to guide their politics.

“I mean, especially for a president who tries to cloak himself in religion, and tell believers that they somehow have to vote for him, have to vote Republican,” Buttigieg said. “I guess he just has a very different take on faith than I do, because I’m pretty sure that there’s a whole lot of scripture about the dangers of pride and arrogance and the importance of humility.”

Buttigieg later added that he “can’t imagine” why anyone of faith would be “anywhere near” Trump or “what the Republican party has become.”

At the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning, Trump seemingly took a jab at Sen. Mitt Romney, R.-Utah, for his outlier vote in the Senate impeachment trial.

“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong,” Trump said, and added, in a another apparent hit at Pelosi, “nor do I like people who say, ‘I pray for you’ when they know that that’s not so.”

IOWA DEMS RELEASE ‘100 PERCENT’ OF CAUCUS VOTE TOTALS SHOWING BUTTIGIEG AHEAD, AMID CALLS FOR RECANVASS

Romney voted to convict Trump on one of two articles of impeachment — abuse of power — making him the first lawmaker in history to cross party lines in an impeachment trial debating removing a president of his own political party.

In a speech before the Senate floor Wednesday, Romney said his faith led him to the decision.

“I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” he said. “I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was not wrong.”

Romney told Fox News he “had to follow” his “conscience” in his vote.

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At the town hall, Buttigieg continued to denounce the president’s comments, given the faith-based setting.

“To see the way he conducted himself at a function whose purpose is to call us to our highest values is just a radically different way of dealing with faith than most believers that I know,” said the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

“If you belong to a faith tradition that tells you that so much depends on how we make ourselves useful to those who are marginalized and oppressed, that so much depends on how we work to comfort the afflicted, and that so much depends on seeking leaders who walk in the way of humility and decency, I can’t imagine that requires you to be anywhere near this president or what the Republican party has become,” Buttigieg concluded.

Romney’s vote to impeach caused rifts not only between him and the president but also with much of the Republican party at large. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) made clear on Friday that Romney would not be welcome at the conference in February.

“Your religion is clouding your thinking here,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., said to Romney on Fox News Thursday, before adding that he “always liked” Romney.

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“All I can tell you is that God gave us free will and common sense. I used the common sense that God gave me to understand this is a bunch of BS,” Graham said.

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Texas man charged in New Year’s Eve dorm shooting that killed 2 sisters

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A 21-year-old man arrested and charged with capital murder in a shooting that killed two women in a Texas A&M-Commerce University residence hall on Monday has been charged with another fatal shooting of a man on New Year’s Eve, police said Wednesday.

While executing a search warrant in the Dallas suburb of Rowlett — about 75 miles west of the university campus in Commerce — in connection with the school shooting, police in Denton uncovered evidence linking Jacques Dshawn Smith with the Dec. 31 murder of Steven Daniels.

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALL SHOOTING KILLS 2 WOMEN, WOUNDS BABY, CAMPUS POLICE SAY

Authorities say Daniels’ body was found lying on the ground inside a gated apartment complex parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest at about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. The medical examiner’s records say he died about 40 minutes later.

Two other men were also arrested for the New Year’s Eve shooting and all three men were charged with capital murder.

Smith is also accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Abbaney Matts, and her sister 19-year-old Deja Matts — a student at the university — at the Pride Rock residence hall.  Abbaney Matts’ 2-year-old son was also shot and wounded but has been released from the hospital.

Smith had been arrested a week before the university shooting and charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly attacked Abbaney Matts and threatened her with a knife. He was released from jail after that incident.

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Smith is being held in Hunt County Jail on capital murder charges spanning two counties. His bond is set at $2 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Zoë Kravitz says ‘Sex in the City’ inspired her ‘High Fidelity’ looks: ‘It was fun to see what Carrie wore next’

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If there are two things Zoë Kravitz is well-versed in, it’s music and fashion.

The 31-year-old daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz is stepping into the shoes of Bonet in recreating her mother’s 2000 film “High Fidelity,” which also starred John Cusack as Rob Gordon, the owner of an old-school vinyl record store that’s hanging on by a thread.

In the reboot of the cult favorite, “High Fidelity” has been turned into an original series from Hulu and sees Kravitz as Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the ever-changing gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, who uses the power of music to push her through the various relationships she encounters in her life.

ZOE KRAVITZ JOINS ‘THE BATMAN’ AS CATWOMAN: REPORTS

Kravitz spoke to journalists at the Television Critics Association winter press tour at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif., last month and opened up about getting the chance to play in a similar sandbox her mother did in the original feature film and how the culmination of music and fashion helped Kravitz put her own stamp on the project.

The “Fantastic Beasts” actress told reporters that she didn’t quite have the opportunity to visit her mother when Bonet was filming the original film, seeing as the movie was shot in Chicago and, at the time, Kravitz was still a young woman staying with her grandmother while going to school in Los Angeles.

Kravitz said that in preparing to shoot the reboot, she hadn’t spoken to her mother about the project but that Bonet couldn’t contain her excitement in learning her daughter would be relighting the torch.

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“No, I didn’t talk about it so much. She loved making the movie,” Kravitz said. “She loves the movie. I’m a huge fan of the movie as well. And I think we both thought it was just a cool thing that was happening. We didn’t talk about it.”

Kravitz continued: “I didn’t talk to John Cusack. I talked to Stephen Frears a bit and I talked to [novelist] Nick Hornby a lot, he was a producer on the show and me and him would exchange playlists and talk constantly. We just became very close over the process. To me, obviously, he’s… We wouldn’t be here without him. So having his blessing and his input was really important to me.”

For her part, Kravitz was asked about her distinctive appearance in “High Fidelity” in which the singer and model sports a number of graphic T-shirts paying homage to the bands of the 1990s. Kravitz said choosing her look for her character was one of the many highlights she experienced while filming the season.

“No, I wasn’t dressing like myself. But it was important for the look of the show, the look of Rob [Brooks] to be very specific,” she explained. “’Sex in the City’ was a huge influence for me and I think the way that Carrie [Bradshaw] dresses was always… just it was almost like another character in the show and it made it so fun to watch and to see what she was going to wear next.”

ZOE KRAVITZ RECREATES MOM LISA BONET’S NUDE PHOTO SHOOT 30 YEARS LATER

“So I wanted to try and create something that had a similar effect. So it’s not like me, but I mean, I like the clothes. I would wear them,” she said.

Kravitz explained to journalists in the room that production struggled to find a costume designer with a vision that could be brought to life in the specific manner they felt was needed for the overall authenticity of the show.

“We had Colleen Atwood do the costumes, who is a legend,” Kravitz raved of the designer. “I had worked with her on “Fantastic Beasts” and we were having a really hard time finding someone to do the costumes and that was a really important element to the story and the show to me.”

“And I had called Colleen asking her if she knew someone that would do it because I knew she wouldn’t do it because she did f—— ‘Silence of the Lambs,’” Kravitz continued. “Like, you know, it’s not happening. And I called her and said, ‘Do you know someone?’ and that we need someone and it was starting really soon.  And she said, ‘I love ‘High Fidelity.’ I love you. I’ll do it.’”

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Kravit added: “And we were all in shock. I remember calling you [Da’Vine Joy Randolph] and I called Scott [Rosenberg] and I said, ‘I think I found someone that you’ll be happy with’ – because he wasn’t happy with anybody – and he said, ‘Who?’  And I said, ‘Colleen Atwood, she wants to do it.’ And it got really quiet. And then he went, ‘Why?’”

Amid the laughter from the reporters in the room, Kravitz maintained that she was “blessed” that Atwood, 71, jumped at the opportunity to dress the cast, adding that working alongside the four-time Oscar-winning designer was a “dream come true.”

“Me and Colleen would go to all these vintage stores together and they would tailor their clothes to me,” Kravitz said of the 12-time Oscar-nominee.

“I stole a lot of s—,” she quipped. “I have a lot of the clothes from ‘High Fidelity.’ And then I brought a lot of my own stuff. Like, that robe in that photo was my personal robe. A lot of the band T-shirts were mine too. So we had a lot of fun with it.”

ZOE KRAVITZ’S CATWOMAN CASTING PRAISED BY HALLE BERRY, MICHELLE PFEIFFER

When pressed on her favorite look from the show, Kravitz surprised many in revealing she especially loved all of the various Hawaiian shirts.

“Oh, I’m really into the Hawaiian shirts. We did a lot of like, really cool Hawaiian shirts and Colleen designed this really great leather jacket that was kind of an homage to the jacket that Cusack wears in the film,” Kravitz said. “We did a Hawaiian shirt with a leather jacket with a kind of pleated school skirt, and that was really cool.”

“Yeah, I like the school uniform,” chimed Randolph.

In October 2019, it was widely reported that Kravitz would join “Twilight” franchise star Robert Pattinson in “The Batman.” Kravitz said she was excited to infuse strong female power into the flick through her role as Catwoman.

JASON MOMOA CONGRATULATES ZOË KRAVITZ FOR LANDING ROLE IN ‘THE BATMAN’ AS CATWOMAN

“I think femininity means power and I think it’s a different kind of power than masculine power,” she said. “And that’s something I think is really interesting about Batman and Catwoman. I think Batman represents a very masculine power and Catwoman represents a very feminine power — slightly more complicated and softer too. I like the idea that it can be soft and be gentle and still be very powerful and still be very dangerous.”

Additionally, if there was ever a question about Kravitz’s signature hairstyles — the actress said her iconic dreadlocks absolutely “made an appearance” in “High Fidelity.”

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“Who let this man in the room talk about am I wearing a wig?” Kravitz joked. “You’re not supposed to ask that question.”

“I cut my hair for ‘Batman,’ so it’s short now,” she added.

“High Fidelity” is set to be released on February 14 on Hulu. 

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Sanders: I wish other Republicans shared Romney’s ‘sense of decency’

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Dr. Marc Siegel claims there are ‘probably close to 100,000’ coronavirus cases in China

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Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday to give an update on the coronavirus outbreak following the death of a Chinese doctor who first brought public attention to the virus.

Wuhan Central Hospital ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, 34, reportedly shared his concerns about the illness via private chat with medical school graduates in December after several patients exhibited symptoms similar to SARS before he was visited and warned by authorities. He was then summoned to the local Public Security Bureau where he was forced to sign a letter stating that he made false comments about the virus, the BBC reported. Authorities later apologized.

DOCTOR WHO SOUNDED ALARM ON CORONAVIRUS DIES, HOSPITAL SAYS

“Dr. LI was telling medical school colleagues and posting online, ‘There is a new strange virus here, we have got to do something,'” Siegel said. “Guess what happened? The Chinese government sent the police to him in the middle of the night and made him sign a document reportedly [stating] that this was untrue. They suppressed it for weeks and weeks until it had spread to thousands and thousands of people. Then they had to play catch-up and of course, you know the rest.”

FOUR AMERICAN CORONAVIRUS EVACUEES HOSPITALIZED AFTER SHOWING SIGNS OF ILLNESS

The novel coronavirus has sickened more than 31,000 people worldwide and resulted in at least 638 deaths.  About 99 percent of cases have occurred in mainland China, although one death has been reported in the Philippines and a second has been reported in Hong Kong.

Siegel told Carlson that he believed the death toll to be much higher than the number Chinese authorities have reported, offering a number close to “100,000” cases.

“They roped off entire regions of up to 60 million people, causing panic, cutting off supply lines, helping to spread the virus. And we now have up to 600 deaths and I believe we have way more deaths than that and way more cases than that, probably close to 100,000 cases,” he said.

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“After all, if you have a respiratory infection, they have to come to you to figure out and test you figure out what exactly it is,” Dr. Siegel added. “They don’t have the test kits there. We have them here in the United States, but they don’t have them there.”

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Iowa Dems release ‘100 percent’ of caucus vote totals showing Buttigieg ahead, amid calls for recanvass

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The Iowa Democratic Party announced that 100 percent of precincts were finally reporting results late Thursday night — 72 hours after the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses concluded on Monday, and after numerous irregularities led the head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to call for a complete recanvass.

The state party’s numbers showed that Pete Buttigieg would be awarded 564.012 SDEs, or state delegate equivalents, while Bernie Sanders would receive 562.497 SDEs. Sanders held a sizeable popular vote lead, though, and finished ahead of Buttigieg by a 43,671 to 37,557 vote margin. He fell behind in delegates due to Iowa’s unusual voting system that gave different delegate weights to different precincts.

After the “second alignment” — meaning the popular vote after the elimination of candidates who received fewer than 15 percent of the vote in the first round of caucusing — Sanders was still ahead of Buttigieg, 45,826 votes to 43,195.

Nevertheless, as the results posted, Buttigieg was speaking on-stage at a CNN town hall, and anchor Chris Cuomo suggested the former South Bend, Ind. mayor had won the caucuses by delegate count.

“That is fantastic news,” Buttigieg said. “We are looking to New Hampshire and beyond.”

But Sanders, minutes earlier and throughout the day, had said he won the race.

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The disastrous caucuses drew mockery from President Trump earlier in the day, as he openly suggested in the East Room of the White House that Democrats cannot be trusted to run the nation’s health care system if they cannot even count votes in a timely and reliable manner.

Elizabeth Warren finished with 387 SDEs, Joe Biden with 341, Amy Klobuchar with 264, and Andrew Yang with 22. By popular vote, Warren had 32,533 votes after the first round of caucusing and 34,771 after the second; Biden had 26,384 after round one and 23,691 after round two; and Klobuchar had 22,469 after round one and 21,181 after round two. Yang plummeted from 8,821 in the first round to 1,780 in the second.

Those numbers were catastrophic for Biden, who has run his campaign on the notion that he is the most electable candidate.

At the same time, it remained unclear whether the results would stand, or whether there could be more changes. DNC head Tom Perez earlier Thursday called for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses, saying it was needed to “assure public confidence” after three days of apparent technical issues, irregularities in vote counting, and delays.

”Enough is enough,” Perez wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses.

“The Associated Press calls a race when there is a clear indication of a winner. Because of a tight margin between former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders and the irregularities in this year’s caucus process, it is not possible to determine a winner at this point,” said Sally Buzbee, AP’s senior vice president and executive editor.

The caucus crisis was an embarrassing twist after months of promoting Iowa as a chance for Democrats to find some clarity in a jumbled 2020 field. Instead, after a buildup that featured seven rounds of debates, nearly $1 billion spent nationwide and a year of political jockeying, caucus day ended with no winner and no official results.

Campaigning in New Hampshire, Sanders called the Iowa Democratic Party’s management of the caucuses a “screw-up” that has been “extremely unfair” to the candidates and their supporters.

“We’ve got enough of Iowa,” he said later Thursday at a CNN town hall, just before Buttigieg spoke. “I think we should move onto New Hampshire.”

Fox News’ Mitti Hicks and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trump-Supporting 4chan Trolls Reportedly Flooded Iowa Caucus Hotline With Calls

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Right-wing backers of President Donald Trump posted the number of the Iowa caucuses reporting hotline on 4chan and encouraged flooding the lines, exacerbating problems already disrupting the caucuses, NBC and Bloomberg reported.

“Clog the lines,” several participants urged on the often-extremist internet message board after the caucuses’ voting reporting app malfunctioned and forced precinct chairs to report results via the hotline.

Soon, the phone volunteers who were supposed to be recording caucus results from precinct chairs on Monday night were also fielding calls from trolls attacking Democrats and expressing support for Trump. Other callers simply tied up the lines, then hung up when volunteers answered.

Democratic Party leaders were told of the phone attack in a conference call Wednesday night, Bloomberg reported.

The communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Mandy McClure, confirmed in a statement that there was an “unusually high volume of inbound phone calls to its caucus hotline, including [by] supporters of President Trump.” The “unexplained and at times hostile” calls “contributed to the delay in the Iowa Democratic Party’s collection of results,” she added.

Some 4chan users boasted online about their impact by posting increasing wait times on the message board, while others continued to urge more phone calls. “Make the call lads,” said one. “Uh oh, how unfortunate it would be for a bunch of mischief makers to start clogging the lines,” another reportedly mocked.

Rob Sand, Iowa’s state auditor, said the huge influx of calls appeared to have been triggered by an internet post. “A lot of calls came in at a certain point where it was clear somebody had published the hotline number somewhere,” Sand told NBC. 

Other volunteers and Democratic Party staff members noted repeated fake calls and blocked the numbers from callers who were apparently trying to deliberately disrupt the process.

According to NBC, some on 4chan later denied being responsible for caucus night problems. Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said officials “don’t know anything about this,” adding: “It’s laughable that they would try to blame Trump for their own incompetence.”

Participants on 4chan, who are anonymous, have a reputation for political trolling and online harassment campaigns. They often swarm online polls or flood comments to skew results. It wasn’t immediately clear if a deliberate disruption of the Iowa election reporting process could be prosecuted as a crime.

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Kelly Ripa does the Shakira Champeta challenge, impresses fans with her dance moves: ‘Missed your calling’

Kelly Ripa is showing off some very impressive dance moves.

The 49-year-old TV personality took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a video of herself, along with two pals, participating in the Shakira Champeta challenge.

In the clip, the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” co-host — rocking a black sports bra and matching sweatpants — grooves to “The Water Dance” by Chris Porter featuring Pitbull alongside her friends.

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“#wcw with my sisters in the @shakira Champeta challenge.3 mothers. 7 children. 36 pack 😂💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 @elsamariecollins @theannakaiser,” Ripa captioned the video.

Ripa’s moves left many of her social media followers — including her famous friends — super impressed.

“Get it!!!” said “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba, along with several fire emojis.

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“Missed your calling….your job is sitting. Please do a dance show,” former “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel wrote.

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Meanwhile, Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, simply commented with three red heart emojis.

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During Shakira and Jennifer Lopez‘s halftime show at the Super Bowl on Sunday, the “Hips Don’t Lie” songstress performed the popular dance, which hails from the star’s native Colombia. Shakira even posted an instructional video on YouTube.

The performance has since inspired the Champeta Challenge on social media, according to Billboard.

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After Virtual Tie In Iowa, Pete Buttigieg Looks For His Breakout Moment In New Hampshire

MERRIMACK, N.H. ― Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) finished in a near tie in the bungled Iowa caucuses on Monday night, pending outstanding votes that have yet to be reported and a possible audit by the Iowa Democratic Party

But unlike Sanders, who has broader appeal among Democratic primary voters, the former South Bend mayor’s chances of winning the presidential nomination could depend on victory in not only Iowa but also New Hampshire. 

Polls have consistently shown that Buttigieg supporters are disproportionately made up of highly educated white Democrats, something that could pose a challenge to his campaign in the more diverse nominating states of Nevada and South Carolina later this month. That makes the New Hampshire primary even more critical to Buttigieg’s campaign. A victory next Tuesday would solidify his position in the race and help sustain his operation through Super Tuesday in early March and beyond.

Addressing voters at a forum focused on veterans issues on Thursday, Buttigieg seemed to acknowledge he was in for another kind of fight in a historically unpredictable state that prides itself on its independent-mindedness.

“I’m humbled by the fact New Hampshire is New Hampshire. It’s not the kind of place to let Iowa or anyone else tell you what to do,” Buttigieg said at a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Merrimack.

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There is evidence that Buttigieg has picked up momentum in New Hampshire over the past week. Sanders continues to lead the Democratic field with 25% support, but Buttigieg is closing in with a 19% showing, according to a CBS Boston tracking poll released Wednesday. In fact, the same poll showed Buttigieg surging 8 points over the past three days.

A clear win in New Hampshire could give Buttigieg what he didn’t receive after Iowa: a full boost of momentum that he (and Sanders) would have had if the caucus results had come out earlier and the process hadn’t had so many problems. The true winner in Iowa now may never be known.

Undecided voters who lined up outside Buttigieg’s event on Thursday said they were curious to see how he stacked up against the other candidates, citing his charisma and strength on the debate stage as appealing characteristics in a possible Democratic nominee to take on President Donald Trump. 

They also said they were more drawn to him because of how well he did in the Hawkeye State.

“I didn’t really know a whole lot about him prior to that,” said a 47-year-old Nashua man who identified himself only as Gary.

Kirk Searle said he wanted to know whether Buttigieg is “the guy who can beat Trump.” Searle, a retiree from Milford, added: “How moderate is he? How outlandish of spending plans does he have, and if so, how he thinks it’s going to fly in the general election? Winning the nomination is one thing. My fear is that if someone like Bernie or Warren gets the nomination it’s going to drive a lot of folks like me [into not voting].” 

Schoolteacher Steve Facques said he was trying to decide whether to support Buttigieg or former Vice President Joe Biden, who finished in a disappointing fourth place in Iowa and who also needs a standout performance in New Hampshire to revive his struggling campaign. 

Facques, who teaches in Bedford, said he was turned off somewhat by Biden’s recent comments calling into question Buttigieg’s qualifications. Biden had warned that it would be a “risk” to nominate someone who “has never held an office higher than mayor of a town of 100,000 people in Indiana.”

“That gets underneath my skin,” Facques said of the comments on Thursday, adding that he was leaning toward supporting Buttigieg. But he also chided the former mayor for declaring victory in Iowa in a speech on Monday night before any results had even been reported to the public.

Buttigieg’s attempt to seize an early victory also caught the attention of Sanders, who held a press conference in New Hampshire on Thursday to discuss the outcome of the caucuses. The Vermont senator conceded that although he and Buttigieg both had a good showing in Iowa, what mattered more was his apparent popular vote lead. 

A margin of 6,000 votes is pretty decisive,” Sanders said at a press conference, referring to the latest figures. 

No matter who ends up being officially declared a winner, however, it’s clear both Buttigieg and Sanders have already benefited in the crucial race for fundraising. Sanders announced Thursday that his campaign had raised more than $25 million in the month of January. Buttigieg’s campaign, meanwhile, announced it had raised nearly $3 million just since the Iowa caucuses on Monday.

The race is expected to sharpen ahead of next week’s primary, with a debate in downtown Manchester on Friday and dozens of campaign stops over the weekend. Several candidates have already begun throwing elbows.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Wuhan Rounds Up the Infected as the Death Toll Climbs Again

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The death toll and the number of infections continued to climb in China, according to official data released early Friday.

Nationwide, more than 70 new deaths and 3,100 new cases emerged in the previous 24 hours, the national health authorities said Friday morning.

The new figures brought the total number of deaths in China to at least 636. And the total number of confirmed cases rose to 31,161.

Sixty-nine of the newly reported deaths occurred in Hubei Province, the heart of the outbreak, the authorities said, but there were also four deaths outside of the province: one each in Jilin, Henan, Guangdong and Hainan Provinces.

So far, the vast majority of deaths have been in Hubei, though deaths have also been reported in the Philippines, Hong Kong and other Chinese provinces. There are also more than 200 cases of infection outside China.

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The virus has sickened more than 30,800 people in China and 24 other countries.

Many doctors believe that deaths and infections in China are undercounted because hospitals and laboratories are under severe strain to test for the virus. Local officials in Hubei Province, the center of the outbreak, have called on health care workers to speed up the process.

Many sick residents in Hubei also say that they have been turned away by overstretched hospitals, which lack test kits and beds.

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that it was working to strengthen global diagnostic capacity for the new virus, saying that efforts to control the disease’s spread “depend critically on the ability to detect the pathogen quickly.”

The W.H.O. said it had activated an international “network of specialized referral laboratories” to support individual countries’ labs in confirming new cases. It also said it would ship 250,000 test kits to 159 laboratories across the world, to help speed up diagnoses.

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that it would distribute a new test to diagnose coronavirus infection to state and international laboratories.

Until now, the C.D.C. has performed all of the diagnostic testing being done in the United States and assisted with diagnoses of patients abroad. Doctors had to send patient samples to an agency laboratory and wait for a response, and the process could take days.

The distribution of the new test kit is expected to greatly speed efforts to diagnose patients. It will be sent to 200 labs in the United States and about 200 labs internationally.

Each test kit can process 700 to 800 patient specimens. Results are available in about four hours.

A senior Chinese official has ordered the authorities in the city of Wuhan to immediately round up all residents who have been infected with the coronavirus and place them in isolation, quarantine or designated hospitals.

Sun Chunlan, a vice premier tasked with leading the central government’s response to the outbreak that is centered in Wuhan, said city investigators should go to each home to check the temperatures of every resident and interview infected patients’ close contacts.

“Set up a 24-hour duty system. During these wartime conditions, there must be no deserters, or they will be nailed to the pillar of historical shame forever,” Ms. Sun said.

The city’s authorities have raced to meet these instructions by setting up makeshift mass quarantine shelters this week. The shelters are meant for coronavirus patients with milder symptoms, the government has said. But concerns are growing about whether the centers, which will house thousands of people in large spaces, will be able to provide even basic care to patients and protect against the risk of further infection.

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      There have been at least a dozen cases. American citizens and permanent residents who fly to the United States from China are now subject to a two-week quarantine.
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According to a widely shared post on Weibo, a popular social media site, “conditions were very poor” at an exhibition center that had been converted into a quarantine facility. There were power failures and electric blankets could not be turned on, the user wrote, citing a relative who had been taken there, saying that people had to “shiver in their sleep.”

There was also a staff shortage, the post said, where “doctors and nurses were not seen to be taking note of symptoms and distributing medicine,” and oxygen devices were “seriously lacking.”

The quarantine comes amid a lockdown of the city and much of the surrounding province of Hubei that has exacerbated a shortage of medical supplies, testing kits and hospital beds.

The lockdown — encircling roughly 50 million people — is unprecedented in scale and experts have questioned its ethics.

The Chinese government says the quarantine has prevented a broader outbreak, but Wuhan and its home province, Hubei, have borne the brunt of the epidemic as the sudden shutdown of transportation links into and around the area slowed the shipping of vital medical supplies.

The fatality rate in Wuhan is 4.1 percent and 2.8 percent in Hubei, compared to 0.17 percent elsewhere in mainland China.

“This is almost a humanitarian disaster” for the central Chinese region, said Willy Lam, an adjunct professor at the Center for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who cited insufficient supplies of medical equipment, food and other necessities. “The Wuhan people seem to be left high and dry by themselves.”

Dr. Li Wenliang

A doctor who was among the first to warn about the coronavirus outbreak, only to be silenced by the police, died on Friday after himself becoming infected with the virus, the hospital treating him reported.

The Wuhan City Central Hospital said at 3:48 a.m. Friday that the doctor, Li Wenliang, had just died. “We deeply regret and mourn this,” it said on the Chinese social media site Weibo.

Just hours earlier, the hospital had said it was still fighting to save Dr. Li, 34.

Dr. Li’s death set off an outpouring of grief and anger on social media, with commenters on Weibo, a Twitter-like website, demanding an apology from the authorities to Dr. Li and his family. “I want freedom of speech” also emerged as one of the top trending topics on the site, until government censors stopped the messages.

The police and others questioned Dr. Li in early January after he warned a circle of medical school classmates on Dec. 30 about a viral outbreak that he said appeared similar to SARS. The police compelled him to sign a statement denouncing his warning as an unfounded and illegal rumor.

The New York Times wrote about Dr. Li on Feb. 1. “If the officials had disclosed information about the epidemic earlier,” he told The Times, “I think it would have been a lot better. There should be more openness and transparency.”

Demand for flights to mainland China from the United States took a nosedive in late January as the severity of the outbreak became clear, according to data from the Airlines Reporting Corporation, an industry-owned transaction clearinghouse.

Sales, which were only somewhat lower early in the month, were down 59 percent in the fourth week of January compared with that period the year before, according to the data, which is based on 1.8 million tickets sold in January 2019 and 2020.

Ticket refunds skyrocketed by 534 percent that week, year over year.

Demand for flights to Asia showed a smaller decline of 18 percent in the fourth week of January, with the number of refunds up 215 percent. Airlines around the world have cited such declining demand in recent weeks as they have severely cut service to mainland China, with the cancellations spreading to Hong Kong in recent days.

Air China, one of the most active nonstop carriers between the United States and China, cited that drop in demand this week in a request for federal approval to sharply reduce service. In an emergency request filed with the Transportation Department on Sunday, the airline said it wanted to replace its current American flights with just two routes, one serving each coast.

One route would connect Beijing with Los Angeles and San Francisco. The other would connect Beijing with Kennedy International Airport in New York and Dulles International Airport near Washington. The plan omits existing service to Newark, Chicago and Houston.

In 2018, Air China carried more passengers than any other airline on nonstop flights between the United States and China. Of the 8.5 million people who flew on such flights that year, about 19 percent flew on Air China. United Airlines was No. 2 with 17 percent.

As the coronavirus spreads through China and the government tries to respond, the world is acknowledging just how much it has come to count on its No. 2 economy.

The American casino operator Wynn Resorts is losing between $2.4 million and $2.6 million every day that its casino in Macau, the semiautonomous Chinese territory, remains closed because of the coronavirus, the company’s chief executive, Matt Maddox, said Thursday.

This week, officials in Macau asked its 41 casinos to close for half a month, as they struggled to contain the coronavirus outbreak afflicting China and the region.

Three-quarters of Wynn’s revenue comes from Macau.

Estee Lauder, the luxury cosmetics company, warned that the outbreak would hit its financial results “in the near term,” predicting that sales in its third quarter of 2020 would be the most affected. It pegged this to the impact on air travel and tourism to key global shopping areas.

The American luxury brand Tapestry, which owns Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, said the outbreak was “significantly impacting” its business, with the majority of its Chinese stores closed.

Nintendo, the Japanese maker of video games and gaming devices, said Thursday that shipments of its Nintendo Switch game console to customers in Japan would be delayed.

And Yum Brands, which operates KFC and Pizza Hut franchises in China, had said earlier this week that nearly one-third of its restaurants had been closed because of the outbreak.

But ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steel maker, had a more positive outlook, saying it expected the virus to have “a short-term negative demand impact in China and to a lesser degree elsewhere,” but that demand would recover in the rest of the year.

Two more flights evacuating Americans from Wuhan, China, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, are scheduled to land in the United States this week. Passengers will be quarantined at hotel facilities on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb., government officials said.

Their arrival will bring the total number of evacuation flights to five. The first carried 195 Americans out of Wuhan last week; they are quarantined on a military base in Riverside, Calif. Two more flights landed in the United States early on Wednesday morning, and the 348 passengers, mostly American citizens, will be held at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., and at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

All of the passengers have been ordered to remain in quarantine for 14 days from the time they left Wuhan. Two weeks is believed to be the maximum time it takes a person to become ill after being exposed to the coronavirus. Read more about what life has been like for them in quarantine.

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the clock is ticking toward the start of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, raising concerns that the outbreak could disrupt the Games.

The opening ceremony is scheduled to be held in less than six months, on July 24, and Japanese officials sought on Thursday to allay fears that the dangerous virus would have any effect on the Games, athletes and fans.

“I’d like to make it clear that there have been no talks or plans being considered between organizers and the International Olympic Committee since the World Health Organization declared an emergency,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Parliament.

Still, the threat remains. Only a few dozen cases have been confirmed in Japan, but the presence of a cruise ship off Yokohama with more than 2,000 quarantined passengers offered an all-too-vivid symbol of the disruptive potential of the virus.

Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, said it was important not to “unnecessarily stir up a feeling of crisis,” the Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported, but he allowed for a different scenario.

“I am extremely worried that the spread of the infectious disease could throw cold water on the momentum toward the Games,” he said. “I hope that it will be stamped out as soon as possible.”

To help stem the spread of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organization will convene a scientific meeting in Geneva on Feb. 11-12 to focus on speeding the development of treatments, diagnostic tests and vaccines.

At a news briefing on Thursday, W.H.O. officials said scientists still do not know exactly how the virus is transmitted and what the spectrum of severity is — in other words, how many people develop severe symptoms that can be fatal, and how many have mild cases.

“We know its DNA,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the W.H.O. “We know it can be transmitted from one person to another. We know those most at risk are older people and those with underlying health conditions.”

“There is still a lot we don’t know,” he added. “We’re shadow boxing.”

W.H.O. reported about 3,700 new cases on Wednesday, a slight dip from the figure reported on Tuesday. Despite the decline, “it’s right now too early to make predictions” about the course of the epidemic, said Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of W.H.O.’s Health Emergencies Program.

He warned that China is “still in the middle of a very intense outbreak, and we need to be careful.”

“Nearly 3,700 new cases of coronavirus in a single day is nothing to celebrate,” he added.

A third coronavirus patient has been confirmed in Italy, according to an official with the Italian health ministry.

The patient was one of 56 Italian evacuees from Wuhan, who arrived in Rome on Monday and were put in a military site in Rome.

Two other confirmed coronavirus patients in Italy, who are Chinese citizens from Wuhan, remain in critical condition at a hospital in Rome, where they are being treated with an experimental combination of antiviral drugs.

The Lazzaro Spallanzani hospital, which specializes in infectious diseases, said in a statement on Thursday that the World Health Organization had identified the drugs as “the most promising, based on the available data.”

One drug, ritonavir, is often used with other medications to treat H.I.V. and has shown “antiviral activity on coronaviruses,” according to the hospital. The other drug, remdesivir, was developed as a treatment for Ebola but has not yet been approved for use against any disease. There is some evidence that it could work against the new coronavirus, and Gilead, the company that owns the remdesivir patent, has donated doses to China.

With no proven cure in sight, the race is on to find an effective treatment for the new coronavirus. In China, scientists have reported preliminary success in treating coronavirus patients with a combination of Arbidol, an antiviral drug used for treating influenza in China and Russia, and Darunavir, an anti-H.I.V. drug. But the researchers did not say how many patients they had treated with the combination therapy, and their findings have not been reviewed by outside experts.

The Chinese authorities have also turned to other types of treatments. In a treatment plan released last week, the National Health Commission of China listed traditional Chinese remedies as well as antiviral drugs.

Things were looking up on Thursday for the more than 2,000 passengers quarantined on a cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan: Meals were coming on a more regular schedule. The internet was upgraded to a wider bandwidth. There was even official approval to breathe some fresh air.

Still, on the second day of a planned two-week quarantine, there was persistent concern about the spreading coronavirus and dread about long days ahead stuck inside the cabins of the ship, the Diamond Princess.

As Japanese health officials continued to screen 273 passengers who were potentially exposed to the virus, they said that 20 of the 102 tested so far had been found to be positive.

The first 10 cases were announced on Wednesday, and the others on Thursday. The new cases involved four Japanese passengers, two Americans, two Canadians, one New Zealander and one Taiwanese. They were removed from the ship on Thursday and taken to medical facilities.

On Friday morning, however, the numbers had taken a turn for the worse. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced that the number of infected passengers aboard the boat had risen to 61.

The 41 new cases were to be taken off the ship for medical treatment. Of the 41 new cases, 21 were Japanese, the ministry said.

“I keep hearing painful coughs from a foreigner in a nearby room,” one passenger wrote on Twitter, noting with concern that crew members were delivering meals from room to room. “I might get infected today or tomorrow.”

Other passengers who have been whiling away some of the time on social media told of more hopeful signs. One noted that supplies were being moved into the port and that ambulances were in position. Another said that entertainment crews had been visiting guest rooms to cheer people up, and that toilet paper had been distributed.

Some posted a letter that had been delivered to their rooms saying that the ship was negotiating with Japanese quarantine officials to allow small groups with face masks to breathe air on open decks.

China’s government on Thursday accused Taiwan’s governing party of exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to push for Taiwan’s independence, referring to its effort to participate in World Health Organization discussions over the outbreak.

Taiwan, which is self-governed but which China claims is part of its territory, has repeatedly lobbied to be included in panels held by the W.H.O., the United Nation’s health agency. The W.H.O. cannot share information about the virus independently with Taiwan, because the United Nations considers it part of China.

“‘Taiwan independence’ separatists have seized on the opportunity to clamor for participation in the World Health Organization’s discussions, in an attempt to use the epidemic to expand the so-called ‘international space’ of Taiwan,” read a statement from China’s Taiwan Affairs Office on Thursday.

The exclusion of Taiwanese medical experts from international public health meetings during the SARS epidemic of 2002-3 had hampered prevention efforts, said Su Ih-jen, the former director general of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control.

“The two sides of the Taiwan Strait must extend olive branches at this time, put aside political considerations and work together to fight the epidemic,” he wrote that in an opinion piece for The Times.

The Taiwanese government has been taking tough measures to prevent the virus from infiltrating its borders. Health officials on Thursday banned all international cruise ships from its ports after a 60-year-old Taiwanese woman contracted the virus on a cruise ship now quarantined in Yokohoma, Japan.

Reporting was contributed by Elaine Yu, Daniel Victor, Sui-Lee Wee, Raymond Zhong, Tiffany May, Carlos Tejada, Isabella Kwai, Amy Qin, Elsie Chen, Chris Buckley, Michael Wolgelenter, Motoko Rich, Elisabetta Povoledo, Miriam Jordan, Julie Bosman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Katie Robertson, Cliff Krauss, Roni Caryn Rabin, Niraj Chokshi, Vivian Wang and Campbell Robertson.

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