By James Oliphant and Amanda Becker MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Billionaire businessman Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday, while U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton, U.S. television networks said after early results. Trump's win solidifies his front-runner status in the race to be the party's White House nominee for the Nov. 8 election. Sanders, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, had 56 percent of the vote in early returns, ahead of former Secretary of State Clinton, the perceived front-runner nationally, who had 42 percent, according to CNN.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.
Manchester (United States) (AFP) - Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won the hotly-contested New Hampshire primaries Tuesday, US networks projected, marking a dramatic win for outsider candidates opposed to the Washington establishment.