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Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont participate in Thursday's debate in Houston. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Ten democratic presidential candidates appear onstage before the start of the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University in Houston on Thursday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic presidential hopefuls (from left): Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., onstage before the July debate. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Alabama helmet on December 31, 2016, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. Scott Donaldson/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Black Athletes Go To Black Schools?

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President Trump, seen speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, has fired his national security adviser. With John Bolton gone, what does that mean for Afghanistan peace talks and other major foreign policy? Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The newly appointed Saudi energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman (left), meets with his father King Salman, in a handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency on Monday. Saudi Press Agency via AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Saudi Arabia's Energy Shake-Up Says About Its Oil Plans

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Alex Lafargue takes his son, 9-year-old Alongkorn, to his new school. Alongkorn's former charter school was closed for having low test scores. Emily Kask for NPR hide caption

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Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans

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Former Vice President Joe Biden (left), Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Bernie Sanders are among the Democratic candidates running for president. Sean Rayford, Paras Griffin, Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on Wednesday before departing for Kentucky. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim About Jewish Democrats Shows He Doesn't Get How They Vote

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is determined to bring the U.K. out of the European Union at the end of October, deal or no deal. Dominic Lipinski/AP hide caption

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Can U.K.'s New Prime Minister Pull Off Brexit? Here's What To Know

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A visitor peruses H&K rifles at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Such weapons were once restricted under a 1994 ban that expired with changing politics in the United States. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris flips pork chops at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. She came to the fair intent on proving she's a top-tier contender. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Kamala Harris' Iowa Bus Tour Has Clear Intended Message: She's A Front-Runner

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Catalina Saenz wipes tears from her face as she visits a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. A list of the people who died in the weekend shooting rampage at the Walmart, shows that most of the victims had Latino surnames and included one German national. John Locher/AP hide caption

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President Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Monday regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden was directly challenged by several other candidates, including Sens. Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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