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Those visiting Post Politics Thursday will notice that things look a little different.

Here's the scoop: Post Politics has transitioned to the same format as The Washington Post's other top blogs, including The Fix and Wonkblog. Rather than showing the first few paragraphs of each post, there is now a headline, a brief summary and a picture -- much more compact.

We believe this format is cleaner, more pleasing to the eye and more functional, and we hope you agree.

One cool feature you might notice is that, when you visit the front page of the blog, some headlines are a little darker than others. This tells you which posts you've already read (the lighter ones) and which ones you have yet to read (the darker ones).

As with any changeover, there have been and will continue to be a few little hiccups. Please bear with us as we work through these issues and make this blog better than ever!

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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The Democrats debate Thursday. Get caught up on the race.
What to expect at tonight's debate
Tonight's debate is likely to focus on the concerns of African American and Latino voters. Clinton has focused in recent days on issues like gun control, criminal-sentencing reform, and the issues with drinking water in Flint, Mich. But Sanders has been aggressively moving to appeal to the same voters, combining his core message about economic unfairness with his own calls to reform the criminal-justice system.
South Carolina polling averages
The S.C. Democratic primary is Feb. 27. Clinton has a significant lead in the state, whose primary falls one week after the party's Nevada caucuses.
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South Carolina polling averages
Donald Trump leads in the polls as he faces rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as he heads into the S.C. GOP primary on Feb. 20.
Clinton in New Hampshire: 2008 vs. 2015
Hillary Clinton did about as well in N.H. this year as she did in 2008, percentage-wise. In the state's main counties, Clinton performed on average only about two percentage points worse than she did eight years ago (according to vote totals as of Wednesday morning) -- and in five of the 10 counties, she did as well or better.
Upcoming debates
Feb. 11: Democratic debate

on PBS, in Wisconsin

Feb 13: GOP debate

on CBS News, in South Carolina

Feb. 25: GOP debate

on CNN, in Houston, Texas

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