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10 Democrats have taken the stage for the first night of the second round of debates. Here's a look at the scene.

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Guests line up to enter the Fox Theater in Detroit, Mich. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Democrats take the stage. The debates are being hosted by CNN on July 30 and 31. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.
The Democrats line up in order of polling, with the top two in the middle. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images.
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the most progressive candidates on stage Tuesday. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.
Beto O'Rourke is looking for a (second) reboot for his campaign tonight, Axios' Alexi McCammond reports. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.
Tonight is Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's (right) debate debut. He had not qualified for the first round of debates. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

Go deeper: Debate night: Warren, Sanders vs. the moderates

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Higher education expands its climate push

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New or expanded climate initiatives are popping up at several universities, a sign of the topic's rising prominence and recognition of the threats and opportunities it creates.

Why it matters: Climate and clean energy initiatives at colleges and universities are nothing new, but it shows expanded an campus focus as the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, and the world is nowhere near the steep emissions cuts that scientists say are needed to hold future warming in check.

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The pandemic isn't slowing tech

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Thursday's deluge of Big Tech earnings reports showed one thing pretty clearly: COVID-19 may be bad in all sorts of ways, but it's not slowing down the largest tech companies. If anything, it's helping some companies, like Amazon and Apple.

Yes, but: With the pandemic once again worsening in the U.S. and Europe, it's not clear how long the tech industry's winning streak can last.