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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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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse to introduce bill offering signing bonuses to new hires

Sen. Ben Sasse. Photo: Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) plans to introduce legislation granting signing bonuses to new hires, he announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: The bonuses would replace expanded unemployment benefits and are aimed at boosting employment. Sasse called numbers in the latest jobs report "crummy."

Prosecutor to seek hate crime charges, death penalty in Atlanta shootings

In Hopkinton, Mass., the Rally & Run To Stop Asian Hate is held to show solidarity in the wake of deadly Atlanta shootings and to mourn the loss of eight lives including six Asian women. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Prosecutors unveiled murder charges against the white man accused of shooting and killing eight people, six of whom were Asian women, at Atlanta-area spas,.AP reports.

Driving the news: A prosecutor filed notice that she plans to seek hate crime charges and the death penalty in the case.

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Study: Over 99% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients were not vaccinated

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The Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday released a study showing that 99.75% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 between Jan. 1 and April 13 were not fully vaccinated, according to data provided to Axios.

Why it matters: Real-world evidence continues to show coronavirus vaccines are effective at keeping people from dying and out of hospitals. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been found to be 95% and 94% effective, respectively, at preventing symptomatic infections.