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Former Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the issue of domestic violence at the 5th Democratic debate Wednesday night, saying that we must "keep punching" at the issue to eliminate it.

BIDEN: "We, in fact, have to fundamentally change the culture, the culture of how women are treated ... No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs. So we have to just change the culture, period, and keep punching at it and punching at it. No, I really mean it. It's a gigantic issue, and we have to make it clear from the top, from the president on down that we will not tolerate it. We will not tolerate this culture."

Context: Biden sponsored the Violence Against Women Act and has worked to address violence against women on college campuses in his #ItsOnUs campaign.

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Why it matters: The EPA regulation is the U.S. part of a planned global phase-down of chemicals called hydrofluorocarbons. The global phaseout can prevent up 0.5 °C of global warming by 2100, the White House said.

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If the FBI data released next week shows what's expected — that 2020 saw the highest single-year spike in U.S. murders in at least six decades — experts say the sudden job losses, fears and other jolts to society at the start of COVID-19 will likely have been the overwhelming drivers.

Why it matters: Many Democrats already feared that rising crime could hurt their party in the 2022 midterms.