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The November Democratic primary debates, hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, are scheduled to take place in Georgia on Nov. 20. Ten presidential candidates qualified to appear on stage, leaving former HUD Secretary Julián Castro as the notable exception.

How it works: Each candidate needed to hit 3% in at least four accepted polls to qualify, or 5% in two single-state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and/or Nevada. Candidate were also required to attract 165,000 unique donors and a minimum of 600 unique donors per state in at least 20 states.

  • MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, the Washington Post's Ashley Parker and NBC's Kristen Welker — an all-female panel — will moderate this debate.

The candidates who qualified:

  1. Former Vice President Joe Biden
  2. Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  3. Sen. Bernie Sanders
  4. Sen. Kamala Harris
  5. Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  6. Sen. Cory Booker
  7. Billionaire Tom Steyer
  8. Former entrepreneur Andrew Yang
  9. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  10. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Notably missing: Castro — who has appeared at all previous 2020 Democratic debates — is the final leading Democrat who failed made the cut for November.

The big picture: The Democratic National Committee has continued to narrow qualifying thresholds for its 2020 debates, raising polling and individual donation requirements for November's debate along with the sixth 2020 presidential debate scheduled for Dec. 19.

Go deeper: 2020 presidential election: Track which candidates are running

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced at a briefing on Friday that the Biden administration will roll out a three-pronged, interagency plan to assess and combat the threat posed by domestic violence extremism.

Why it matters: The federal government's approach to domestic extremism has come under scrutiny in the wake of the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. In his inaugural address, Biden repudiated political extremism, white supremacy and domestic terrorism, vowing to defeat them.

Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

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The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.

Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.

House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1pm the day after the article is transmitted.