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How to watch tonight’s Democratic Debate

Six presidential candidates will take the stage tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada, ahead of the Nevada caucus on Saturday. Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg will make his DNC debate debut, but only after the DNC controversially lifted the rule requiring that candidates have a certain number of donors. Here are the six candidates you’ll see on the stage tonight:

  • Joe Biden, former vice president
  • Mike Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City
  • Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana
  • Amy Klobuchar, US senator from Minnesota
  • Bernie Sanders, US senator from Vermont
  • Elizabeth Warren, US senator from Massachusetts

The debate begins at 9 pm EST/ 6 PM PST, and you can watch it in all kinds of different ways.

A coding school tuition model spreads to four-year colleges

US college students could soon have a new way to pay off college debt: an income-share agreement. For students unable to afford college, wealthy donors and programs can offer to pay for a chunk of their college up-front with the agreement that they will receive a certain percentage of their income for a few years after graduation. The idea started in tech bootcamps and is now being used in more than five dozen US universities and coding schools.

Fast Fact: 9.8 billion

That’s the estimated number of people who will need to be fed by the year 2050. To fill this need, farmers will have to get creative—maybe even with unusual strategies like floating farms.

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