New Mexico to host world's largest meeting on chili peppers
New Mexico State University is preparing to host the world's largest conference dedicated to chili peppers. The 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference will run Feb. 3-4 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The university's Chile Pepper Institute has been organizing the annual conference for about three decades. Chili has long been one of New Mexico's signature crops. It's the state vegetable and the basis for the official state question: “Red or green?"The conference draws experts in breeding, processing, pest management and sustainable ways to give growers a competitive advantage.
NEW YORK — CNN is drawing fire from Bernie Sanders supporters for a debate moderator's question that appeared to dismiss his denial of a story that he had told rival Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn't win the presidential election.© Provided by Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders talk on Jan. 14, 2020, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa.
The issue, first raised in a story reported by CNN earlier this week, became a part of CNN's coverage Tuesday of a debate between Democratic presidential candidates co-sponsored with the Des Moines Register.
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The Democratic National Committee on Friday announced two pathways to qualifying for the next presidential primary debate in New Hampshire on Feb. 7, but they are unlikely to winnow the field of candidates any further. © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Democratic presidential candidates participate in the PBS NewsHour and POLITICO hosted primary debate in December. Candidates can qualify through one of two ways: hitting roughly the same polling and donor marks set for the January debate, or winning at least one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention out of the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3.
Sanders was pressed by CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip, one of the debate moderators, who asked him: “I want to be clear here. You're saying that you never told Senator Warren that a woman could not win the election?”
“That is correct,” he replied.
She then turned to Warren and asked, “What did you think when Senator Sanders told you that a woman could not win an election?”
There was some laughter from the audience, and Sanders shook his head.
© Provided by Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., responds to a question on Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. It was an odd moment: Phillip, a veteran of the Washington Post, ABC News and Politico, was appearing to dismiss Sanders' denial or imply that it was not believable. The fact that CNN broke the initial story about the alleged conversation between the candidates, first based on anonymous sourcing but then confirmed by Warren, added another layer of intrigue.
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The fire tore through construction that was underway to "revitalize the downtown area" of the borough of Bound Brook.The blaze, which was reported around 8 p.m., was fueled by windy conditions, causing it to jump across a street in the borough of Bound Brook, about 40 miles outside of New York City.
It provoked anger among Sanders supporters on Twitter, one of whom wrote that fellow fans of the Vermont senator should tweet to CNN “and let them know just how bad and unreasonable” its work on the debate had been.
The Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank, wrote Wednesday that it was a stunning moment — “stunning it its ineptness, and stunning in its unprofessionalism.”
Six of the candidates that qualified for the first Democratic presidential primary debate of 2020, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register, meet at Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14.
(Pictured) Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) await the start of the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on Jan. 14 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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A man was killed in a house fire in Burlington. His mother was rescued by a neighbor and a delivery driver. All three were taken to the hospital for treatment.The Burlington Fire Chief believes the fire started in the man’s bedroom.© Provided by CBS BostonA Burlington house fire on Maryvale Ave. (WBZ-TV)No other information has been released.Firefighters quickly knocked down the bulk of the flames, but the house was heavily damaged by the fire.This is where the fire started.
Elizabeth Warren, Tom Steyer, and Bernie Sanders speak after the seventh Democratic primary debate, on Jan. 14.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders seek to answer a question as Joe Biden pauses during a Democratic presidential primary debate, on Jan.14.
Elizabeth Warren speaks as billionaire activist Tom Steyer and former Vice President Joe Biden listen during the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders speak as former Vice President Joe Biden listens during the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders are seen on television monitors in the press room at the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14.
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates participate in the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14.
Former Vice President Joe Biden (L) listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) makes a point during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on Jan. 14, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Democratic presidential hopefuls billionaire-philanthropist Tom Steyer and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren speak during the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 14.
Democratic presidential hopefuls Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (R) and Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg participate in the seventh Democratic primary debate, in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 14.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar arrives on stage for the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season, in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 14, 2020.
Democratic presidential hopeful Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren greets Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at the debate in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 14.
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden takes the stage for the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14.
The stage is set for the Democratic presidential primary debate.
Koko Camden fire: Iconic London theater where Prince and Madonna performed engulfed in flames
Firefighters battled a blaze at the under restoration music venue Koko in London on Monday night, according to fire officials. © @OliverCooper/TwitterEight fire engines and around 60 firefighters worked to get the fire under control, according to the London Fire Brigade. Videos from the scene show smoke and flames billowing out from the roof. Koko, previously Camden Palace, is currently closed for "major state-of-the-art transformation," according to its website. It was set to reopen in the spring.
Trump supporter Gary Leffler (L) drives his tractor, as Carol Dunitz demonstrates with a "Dump the Trump in 2020" sign before the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Supporters of presidential candidate Amy Kobluchar demonstrate at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa on January 14, before the Democratic Presidential Debate.
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Workers clear snow outside a venue at Drake University on Jan. 13, in Des Moines, Iowa, in advance of a Democratic presidential primary debate.
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Phillip's question to Warren “was tantamount to calling Sanders a liar, and that certainly should not be a moderator's job, especially when Philip had the opportunity to ask Warren directly if Sanders ever told her that," Poynter said. "If Warren said yes, then and only then should Phillip have asked what Warren thought.”
CNN on Wednesday would not comment publicly on the question.
Warren went on to make one of her most-quoted statements of the night, noting that she and fellow candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar had won all of their elections while the men on stage hadn't.
Citizenship question hangs over census preparations, panel told .
Although the Trump administration dropped a citizenship question from this year's census, minority groups told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday that the question's specter has haunted preparations for a national count that could miss millions of residents. John Yang, president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, called the citizenship question a “five-alarm fire” for groups working with immigrants. He said lingering fear could potentially reduce immigrant participation in a count that will determine the distribution of 435 congressional seats and influence the flow of $1.5 trillion in federal funds annually.