In Iowa, Cruz and Rubio surprise Trump, as 6 lucky coin flips tip Democratic squeaker to Clinton following bungled tabulation…..--coin toss was used in a least one case where Clinton had a big lead
--pre-caucus polls show that Iowans trust Bernie more than Hillary, but think she’s more likely to win in November
--op-ed columnist Frank Bruni says that Clinton’s “victory” frames the uphill battle she faces
--NSA whistleblower Russell Tice clarifies protocols for top-secret email, and says Clinton may have committed felony
--Martin O’Malley draws meager support, drops out
--on the GOP side, evangelist Ted Cruz panders to the Santorum vote, and gets it; Trump faces some reality (not reality TV) and Rubio almost ties Trump in stronger-than-expected 3rd place finish
--Obama’s last defense budget calls for deployment of heavy arms to NATO countries near Russia, Cold War 2.0
--US and Europe agree to “safe harbor” for internet data, but will NSA honor it?
--Israel conducts biggest demolition of Palestinian homes in years
--new wave of McCarthy-style loyalty tests in Israel
--in federal court in Virginia, US is prosecuting a Somali man for torture in the 1980’s—what about America’s torturers?
--panel of 31 independent scientists challenges EPA report that says fracking has no major impacts on drinking water, says EPA misrepresented results
--UN reels from new reports of sexual abuse by peacekeeper troops in Central African Republic
--SAG Awards honor Spotlight, film that exposed Boston coverup of pedophile Catholic priests
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