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Live blog: NPR analysis and coverage of the Democratic debate

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Six Democratic presidential candidates on stage.
Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar await the start of the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Six candidates out of the field qualified for the first Democratic presidential primary debate of 2020, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register.
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Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates' remarks in real time.