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Elizabeth Warren in Las Vegas for the Giffords/March for Our Lives forum. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Elizabeth Warren's campaign said on Friday that it raised $24.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, putting her just behind Bernie Sanders for this quarter's fundraising among 2020 Democrats.

Why it matters: Warren swore off "big money fundraisers" at the start of this cycle, but she's managed to rake in a massive amount of money from grassroots, small-dollar donors.

By the numbers:

  • The average contribution to her campaign was $26.
  • More than 300,000 people donated to her for the first time in Q3, the campaign said.
  • And they've received just under 1 million donations so far this cycle (943,000).
  • The campaign also said it has $25.7 million in cash-on-hand.

What they're saying: "This means our grassroots movement is in an incredible position," the campaign said in a statement, "to double down on our investments in grassroots organizing."

The state of play: Sanders raised $25.3 million from 1.4 million donations — the most of any Democratic presidential candidate in Q3.

Where other Democratic candidates stand:

Go deeper: Trump campaign, RNC say they raised record-breaking $125 million in Q3

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A Connecticut student's death has renewed calls for schools to stock and administer naloxone, a drug that can quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Why it matters: U.S. drug overdose fatalities reached six figures in a 12-month period for the first time in November, and synthetic or natural opioids were the cause of a majority of the overdoses.

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10 days out from the Olympics, athletes around the world are battening down the hatches in hopes of making it to Beijing COVID-free.

Why it matters: The Beijing bubble — a closed-loop system meant to shut off the outside world entirely — is the strictest ever created for a global sporting event.

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The tide of public opinion may be turning against the Justice Department's China Initiative, as more cases fall apart and more of the researchers charged are speaking out.

The big picture: Chinese government-linked economic and industrial espionage in the United States is a real concern, but the China Initiative's flaws may be overshadowing the problem it was intended to address.

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