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Democratic Debate
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Analysis

Winners and losers from the Democratic debate

Elizabeth Warren reaffirmed her front-runner status, while Joe Biden didn’t do much to help his standing — plus more debate takeaways and highlights.

Sanders to be endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The endorsement from the New York congresswoman amounts to a political coup for Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, who has been fading in the polls and has faced growing questions about his health.

Candidates close with anecdotes on unlikely friendships

There were a dozen candidates onstage, but expectations were highest for Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Here’s a play-by-play of the debate.
NLCS Game 4
Cardinals at Nationals
The Nationals celebrate a series-clinching win in Game 4 of the NLCS at Nationals Park. (Jonathan Newton /The Post)
The Nationals celebrate a series-clinching win in Game 4 of the NLCS at Nationals Park. (Jonathan Newton /The Post)
Playing in their first National League Championship Series, the Washington Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals, winning Game 4 in front of a boisterous Nationals Park crowd to secure a spot in baseball's Fall Classic for the first time in franchise history.

White House directed ‘three amigos’ to run Ukraine policy, senior State Dept. official tells House investigators

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney organized a meeting this spring in which officials determined to take Ukraine policy out of the traditional channels, George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for Ukraine, told lawmakers Tuesday.

Giuliani pressed Trump to eject Muslim cleric from U.S., a top priority of Turkish president

Rudolph W. Giuliani repeatedly argued to President Trump in 2017 that the U.S. government should extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in exile in the United States, multiple former administration officials familiar with the discussions said.

Trump’s moves in Ukraine and Syria both help Russia

Russia fills the U.S. vacuum in Syria and Vladimir Putin is able to extend leverage over Ukraine as a result of President Trump’s treatment of the country’s popular new leader.

Some colleges are tracking students before they even apply

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Two Ohio counties face off against six drug companies in a landmark federal trial to assign responsibility for the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.
The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit agreed to rehear the lawsuit in December over whether the president is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visitors.
Upholding a challenge to the way the board’s members were appointed could hold serious repercussions for other territories and enclaves where the federal government plays an outsized role, such as the District of Columbia.
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By The Way

Why microhotels, or hotels with tiny rooms, are becoming all the rage

Chains including Marriott and Hilton now have brands with rooms generally under 200 square feet but with buzzy lobby spaces where guests will want to mingle.
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Magnificent desolation

The United States confronts race riots and the Vietnam War. Science fiction wrestles with its purpose now that space travel has become real. And NASA investigates its own failings. In the 11th chapter of “Moonrise,” we look inward.
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Third time was not the charm: Rudy Giuliani’s latest divorce is bitter, expensive and very public

The former mayor’s personal life is also making headlines as the Ukraine impeachment scandal plays out.
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