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Russian military plane crash and Ryan Gosling criticizes Oscar nominations: Morning Rundown

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Nikki Haley isn’t deterred despite a likely double-digit loss to Donald Trump in New Hampshire. Alaska Airlines’ CEO reveals more Boeing issues were discovered after a near-disaster. Plus, a far-right influencer is named to Oklahoma’s library board — despite an apparent lack of connection to the state.

Here’s what to know today.

Trump wins in New Hampshire; Haley isn’t giving up

It took just a few minutes for former President Donald Trump to be named the winner in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, prevailing over former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley in the first one-on-one fight since Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race. Trump’s victory, a week after a decisive win in Iowa, brings him closer to the GOP presidential nomination and a long-anticipated rematch with President Joe Biden in November.

“New Hampshire was the only place that could have been a wildcard and Trump drew an ace,” said Republican strategist and New Hampshire native Matthew Bartlett. 

Trump is certain to win the Feb. 8 Nevada caucuses — which Haley will not participate in — before the race turns to her home state of South Carolina, where polls show her trailing by dozens of points.

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Despite Trump’s sound victory yesterday, warning signs are beginning to emerge. Perhaps the most glaring is his performance with “moderates.” NBC News exit polling found that self-identified moderates, 29% of the electorate, backed opponent Nikki Haley by a whopping 51 points over Trump. While many unhappy Republicans could end up voting for Trump, there are still those who say they cannot get themselves to vote for him should he win the nomination. Read more about Trump’s win here.

Meanwhile, Nikki Haley doesn’t seem deterred by a second-place finish, making the case that her path to winning the nomination is incremental. In a speech last night, she…

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