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Scorecard: Grading the debate performance of the Democratic candidates

In some sense, everyone on Thursday’s 2020 debate stage was a winner. They made the cut for a primetime event on network TV.

Debate analysis

Warren may have benefited by allowing others to attack Biden

For Warren, the debate was a new test at the end of a long, bright summer. The debate showed she plans to try to stay above the fray as long as she can.

‘Hell yes’: Beto O’Rourke says he supports mandatory buybacks on certain weapons

O’Rourke was asked Thursday night whether his stance on buybacks meant he was in favor of confiscating guns from their owners.

ABC tells Democrats to keep their language clean tonight (ahem. . . Beto)

Faced with profligate profanities on the campaign trail, ABC News issued a warning this week to the 10 Democrats appearing on the debate stage in Houston on Thursday: Keep it clean, folks.

Trump visiting Baltimore Thursday for first time since disparaging it

President Trump on Thursday makes his first visit to Baltimore since describing it nearly two months ago as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

Beto O’Rourke urges financial giants to cut services for gun sales

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday called on banks and credit card companies to address gun violence by refusing to provide services for some firearms sales.

Live updates: The September Democratic presidential primary debate

Globe writers and editors are providing live updates from the third Democratic presidential primary debate.

What to know about the Democratic debate: Lineup, starting time, and what to expect

The third overall Democratic debate airs tonight at 8 on ABC. Here’s a look at who is taking part, the podium order, how to watch, and what else to expect.