Updated Apr 28, 2019

Biden holds slight lead in 2020 Democratic presidential poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden is slightly ahead in the crowded Democratic presidential race, an ABC News/Washington Post poll published early Sunday shows.

Details: Asked who their 2020 Democratic primary vote choice would be, 17% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents back Biden, with 11% for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 5% for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. However, 54 percent of those surveyed didn't name anyone.

By the numbers: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) were backed by 4% of those surveyed, while 1 or 2% backed Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and non-runners, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former first lady Michelle Obama.

Go deeper: The wide Democratic field forces a bigger, longer, rougher 2020 race

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A closer look at how colleges can reopen

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Masks in class, sports on hold, dorm life without roommates and summer 2021 classes for some: Brown University President Christina Paxson tells "Axios on HBO" it's all in play as colleges consider whether and how to safely reopen campuses in the fall.

Why it matters: An extended shutdown of U.S. colleges and universities would leave nearly 20 million students and 3 million employees with an uncertain future, but premature reopenings without proper coronavirus safeguards could jeopardize lives and force more closings.

How Disney World could host the NBA

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After weeks of speculation, the NBA announced Saturday that it is in early discussions to resume its season in late July at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

What they're saying: The NBA's most well-sourced reporter, Adrian Wojnarowski, says "everything is pointing toward" this happening, and that teams could start recalling players as soon as next week for a two-week quarantine period and formal training camp before heading to Florida.