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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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49 mins ago - Health

COVID-19 drives smell loss awareness, research

A health worker carries out an olfactory test outside Buenos Aires. Photo: Alejandro Pagni/AFP via Getty Images

The pandemic has thrust a relatively unknown ailment, anosmia — or smell loss — into the international spotlight.

Why it matters: Researchers hope smell testing becomes as standard as the annual flu shot, helping to detect early signs of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

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The Senate voted 50-49 on Saturday to approve President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.

Why it matters: COVID relief has been a central promise for Biden, and passing the sweeping package has been a major priority for the administration and congressional Democrats.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
3 hours ago - Health

Why we need to know COVID's origins

The WHO's headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Geopolitical tensions are foiling efforts to get to the bottom of how COVID-19 originated.

Why it matters: Insights into how COVID-19 began can help us prevent future pandemics — especially if it involved any kind of leak or accident at a virology lab.