Mar 28, 2019

NBC News to host first Democratic debate in Miami

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The first Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential primary will take place on June 26 and 27 in Miami, host NBC News announced on Thursday.

Details: Further specifics on the venue and timing are yet-to-be announced, as well as who will moderate. MSNBC, Telemundo and NBC News' digital platforms will also air the event. To qualify, candidates — of which there are already 15 Democrats who have formally announced — will need at least 1% support in 3 qualifying polls or be able to provide proof of at least 65,000 unique donors, with a minimum of 200 unique donors in at least 20 states.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

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Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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