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Democratic Debates

First round of candidates prepares to kick off two nights of debate

The action begins at 9 p.m. ET, with 10 candidates taking the stage for a two-hour debate in Miami, airing on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. Twenty-four hours later, 10 more candidates will take their turn. Here’s how they got here and how it all works.
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Here are the five moderators tasked with corralling the Democratic primary candidates Wednesday

With 20 candidates, viewers will probably hear more from the moderators than any single candidate.

Senate passes $4.6 billion emergency bill for border crisis

The vote sets up a clash with the House, which passed a version that would impose restrictions on the Trump administration to ensure that the basic needs of detained children are met.
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The president’s comments foreshadowed what are expected to be rancorous hearings July 17 at which the former special counsel will provide testimony that could shape the rest of the Trump presidency or the 2020 election.
During a television interview, the president also seemingly dismissed warnings that limited U.S. military action could spiral into a larger conflict.
The 5th Circuit questioned whether the House of Representatives and Democratic states have standing to appeal a Texas ruling that the law is unconstitutional.
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The National Rifle Association also shut down its television arm and severed all business ties with its longtime public relations firm.
The move could further inflame conservatives’ claims of social-media bias.
Senate Republicans are unlikely to agree to make the provision law, but the amendment reflects frustration.
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Offended social media users used the hashtag #KimOhNo to express their outrage, accusing her of appropriating an item — and an idea — central to Japanese culture.
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The U.S. women’s soccer star is just a person unafraid to express the good, bad and unflinchingly ugly in our diverse and complicated country, and that allows her to be a mirror. 
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The rules on liquids can be confusing. Leave it to the model-slash-cookbook author-slash-television host-slash-social media personality to show us how it's done.
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What to expect from Democrats on the crowded debate stage
What to expect from Democrats on the crowded debate stage
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Student loans weighing you down? Some 2020 candidates want to get rid of them.
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Cory makes her mad. Beto makes her swoon. Kamala makes her wonder. Who should she pick?
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Senators comment on border facilities housing migrant children
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