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Cory Booker drops out of the 2020 presidential race

Cory Booker. Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced Monday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

The big picture: Although Booker was seen as a rising star in Democratic politics, he struggled to shine in the 2020 race. In recent weeks, he focused his ire on the dwindling diversity in the Democratic field, saying in December that the race had "more billionaires than black people" after Kamala Harris' departure.

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Teen drug use in 5 stats

Drug use among teenagers is dropping, according to new federal statistics published in JAMA on Wednesday. Fewer teens are abusing prescription drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

Between the lines: Marijuana use is steady overall, but has shifted from smoking to vaping — and vaping THC products can be dangerous.

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Booker leads 2020 candidates in missed votes amid presidential bid

Data: Quorum; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has missed more votes than any other member of Congress running for president, according to data from Quorum.

The big picture: The New Jersey lawmaker's campaign has failed to gain traction, and he did not qualify for the December debate due to low polling. He has not yet qualified for the January debate either. Booker has previously warned that insufficient fundraising could cause him to drop out of the race.

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