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The 30-year-old Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described Democratic socialist who shares several policy priorities with the 78-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren looks on as South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate. Warren's policy positions were described as unrealistic and expensive by her rivals in the Democratic debate. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled an ethics plan that also assails practices in the Trump administration. It comes as his son Hunter is making new pledges to curtail overseas business dealings to quell criticism over his role in Ukraine's energy sector while his father was managing policy with the nation. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker listens during an NPR-moderated discussion with potential voters in Booker's hometown of Newark, N.J., on Oct. 12. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Cory Booker Asked About Struggles With Black Voters: 'Let My Work Speak For Me'

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Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker is seen outside of Vonda's Kitchen in Newark, N.J. on Oct. 12, 2019, ahead of an NPR-moderated discussion with voters. A.J. Chavar for NPR hide caption

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Canvassing for votes in Virginia Beach, Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal meets voter Mildred Manger. "It's just stupid that everybody has to have a gun," Manger says. "I mean, give me a break!" Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Gun Control Is Front And Center In Virginia Races

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Support for the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump is on the rise. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Independents Move In Favor Of Impeachment Inquiry; GOP Stays Firmly Against

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Craig Stivender, a Republican candidate for Colleton County sheriff in South Carolina, released a photo of himself in blackface in a recent campaign video. He says he was dressed as Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the Black Mafia family. "[If] I'm going to run on honesty and integrity, I'm willing to put out things bad about me," he said. Craig Stivender for Colleton County sheriff hide caption

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Twitter Analysis Shows How Trump Tweets Differently About Nonwhite Lawmakers

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