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Key takeaways from the 2020 Democratic candidates’ debate

Democratic debate night No. 3: Attacks and counter-attacks. Love for one former president, loathing for the current one. A 76-year-old front-runner essentially got called old,...
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt speaks during a campaign stop at the Circle 9 Ranch Campground Bingo Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Epsom, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Democratic candidates focus on climate change in town halls

Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a...
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Instagram could be biggest target for disinformation in 2020 election

Instagram could be a flashpoint for online disinformation during the 2020 election, a new study warns. The report from New York University's Stern Center...
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Woman angry at Biden buys $500,000 in ads against him

A wealthy private citizen named Shirley Shawe has purchased $500,000 in ad time in early-voting states to slam Joe Biden over a business dispute...

At global summit, Trump facing limits of go-it-alone stance

President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in France for an international summit with the leaders of the globe’s economic powers as he confronts the consequences of his...

Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses. “There’s a lot about the stewardship of...
Washington Governor Jay Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race. (Credit: CBS News)

Washington Governor Jay Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his...
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren addresses congregants at Reid Chapel AME Church on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Rueful over heritage claim, Warren woos Native American vote

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area...

2020 Dems back gun limits after El Paso, Dayton mass shootings

Democratic presidential candidates expressed outrage Saturday that mass shootings have become chillingly common nationwide and blamed the National Rifle Association and its congressional allies...

Tom Steyer launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn’t

Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said Tuesday he’s joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this...

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