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This Day in History | 1770

The Boston Massacre takes place as British soldiers who were been taunted by a crowd of colonists open fire, killing five people.

Good morning Middle Americans, 

And then there were two, and Tulsi Gabbard. Elizabeth Warren has now officially ended her presidential campaign.  

Today, from her Massachusetts home, Warren dropped out, but refused to endorse either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders. Whomever she decides to support, will have a huge impact on her political future. 

Also today. Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has condemn Sen. Chuck Schumer’s threats against Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. 

Schumer says his comments, referring to a “price” the justices would pay if they ruled to limit access to abortions for women, was political and not a refernce to physical violence. But these days, who knows those kinds of comments could be interpreted. 

Finally, the world health organization is warning authorities to “pull out all the stops” when it comes to the Coronavirus. 

The world continues to brace for the still-unknown impact of the disease. 

– Fraser Dixon

Elizabeth Warren Drops Out of 2020 Race

(AP) – Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, days after the onetime front-runner failed to win a single Super Tuesday state, not even her own.

For much of the past year, her campaign had all the markers of success, robust poll numbers, impressive fundraising and a sprawling political infrastructure that featured staffers on the ground across the country. But once voting began in February, she never found a reliable base of supporters as Democrats coalesced around Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, her progressive rival, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who established himself as the leading centrist in the race.

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McConnell Denounces Schumer’s Threats on  on the Senate Floor

(NPR) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., condemned the top Senate Democrat for comments he made on the steps of the Supreme Court on Wednesday calling out Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

Appearing before a crowd of abortion-rights demonstrators, Schumer, D-N.Y., referred to the court’s two Trump appointees, saying: “You have unleashed the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

“At the very best, his comments were astonishingly reckless and irresponsible,” McConnell said.

He added, “The minority leader of the United States Senate threatened two associate justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Period.” He suggested Schumer should “withdraw his comments and apologize.”

President Trump also blasted Schumer on Twitter, saying he “has brought great danger to the steps of the United States Supreme Court.”

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WHO Urges Globe to ‘Pull Out the Stops’ Against Virus’ March

(AP) – The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal Thursday from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out “all the stops” to slow the epidemic, as it drained color from India’s spring festivities, closed Bethlehem’s Nativity Church and blocked Italians from visiting elderly relatives in nursing homes.

As China, after many arduous weeks, appeared to be winning its epic, costly battle against the new virus, the fight was revving up in newly affected areas of the globe, unleashing disruptions that profoundly impacted billions of people.

The U.N. health agency urged all countries to “push this virus back,” a call to action reinforced by figures showing there are now about 17 times as many new infections outside China as in it. To date, the virus has infected nearly 97,000 people and killed over 3,300.

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