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5 things you need to know this morning: Feb. 12, 2020

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Bernie Sanders wins 2020 New Hampshire primary

After winning in Iowa, Bernie Sanders came out victorious again in the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday. Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar finished behind Sanders, while Biden and Warren pledged to continue their campaigns. Sanders’ narrow margin of victory over Buttigieg has shown, however, that both men have a chance to win the nomination.

2. Siba the standard poodle wins best in show at Westminster Dog Show

The 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show wrapped up on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Daniel the golden retriever was the crowd favourite, but the adorable representative of the sporting group lost out in the end to Siba the standard poodle.

3. Award-winning columnist dies at 68

Christie Blatchford has died. The award-winning columnist passed away at 68 this morning. Known as one of Canada’s most prominent writers, Blatchford did stints with the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun and National Post during her illustrious career and was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame. She was diagnosed with cancer last fall.

4. Philippines set to scrap major military agreement with the US

In 1998, the Philippines and United States signed the Visiting Forces Agreement, which allowed US military aircraft and vessels free entry into the Philippines. On Tuesday, officials in Manila expressed their intention to terminate the treaty. That will happen in 180 days unless both sides agree to keep it.

5. Brooms standing on their own have nothing to do with the earth’s gravitational pull

Over the last couple days, the act of standings brooms up on their bristles has become a bit of a viral trend. Many were speculating that it was because of earth’s gravitational pull on one single day per year, but that’s simply not true. We’re happy to inform you that, if your broom is new enough, it will stand up on its own any day of the year!

Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Gucci Mane (40), Mike Posner (32), Bill Russell (86), Josh Brolin (52), Christina Ricci (40)

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