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Biden picks up Maine, Bloomberg drops out

Joe Biden is projected to win Maine, the last remaining Super Tuesday state to be called and extending the former vice president's appeal beyond the South and into broader territories including Massachusetts and Minnesota.
Mike Bloomberg dropped out of the race and pledged to support Biden.  Read more

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Dow, S&P 500 end more than 4% higher after Biden's Super Tuesday lead

Wall Street roared back to life on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 each ending more than 4% higher, as former Vice President Joe Biden’s strong showing in the “Super Tuesday” primary contests jolted healthcare stocks and upbeat economic data helped soothe worries about the coronavirus impact.

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Bloomberg ends presidential bid, endorses Biden | Reuters Video

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ended his U.S. presidential campaign on Wednesday and endorsed new Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, whose bid for the White House streaked ahead with a string of electoral victories on Super Tuesday.
REUTERS/Arlene Washington
At Fairfax High School near West Hollywood, people at the front of this line have been waiting for 90 minutes to vote. "Part of the reason is because five of the new digital machines broke down," said Deborah Rankin, a clerk at the voting center. They haven't been able to replace them because other polling places have been experiencing the same issues.
She added that there were more voters going to fewer polling places. "Many people told me they were waiting until today to vote because they wanted to make sure their vote wasn’t wasted on their primaries with people dropping out,” she said.
(Reporting by Arlene Washington)

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