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The Democratic National Committee scheduled the 4th Democratic debate nights for Oct. 15-16 in Ohio at a yet-to-be revealed location, per a Politico report.

The big picture: The October debate round has the same qualifying standards as September's: Candidates must poll at 2% in 4 DNC-approved polls and receive donations from 130,000 unique donors. The 10 candidates who made the cut for the September debate, therefore those same contenders immediately qualify October's.

  • Candidates have until Oct. 1 to qualify and the second night will only happen if more than 10 meet the requirements.
  • The candidates who did not make the 3rd debate now have an extra month, "meaning the stage is expected to grow," per Politico.

What's next: Media partners and location specifics are expected "in the coming days" per the DNC memo shared with presidential campaign teams.

Go deeper: Here's the final lineup for the September Democratic debate

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call.
  2. Health: Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise — 8 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  3. States: California to independently review FDA-approved coronavirus vaccines
  4. Wisconsin judge reimposes capacity limit on indoor venues.
  5. Media: Trump attacks CNN as "dumb b*stards" for continuing to cover pandemic.
  6. Business: Consumer confidence surveys show Americans are getting nervousHow China's economy bounced back from coronavirus.
  7. Sports: We've entered the era of limited fan attendance.
  8. Education: Why education technology can’t save remote learning.
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The 2020 holiday season may just kill Main Street

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Online retail and e-commerce have been chipping away at brick-and-mortar businesses over the years but the combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 holiday season may prove to be a knockout blow.

State of play: Anxious consumers say financial concerns and health worries will push them to spend less money this year and to do more of their limited spending online.

California to independently review FDA-approved coronavirus vaccines

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California will "independently review" all coronavirus vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration before allowing their distribution, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced at a news conference Monday.

Why it matters: The move that comes days after NAID director Anthony Fauci said he had "strong confidence" in FDA-approved vaccines could cast further public doubt that the federal government could release a vaccine based on political motives, rather than safety and efficacy.