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Eight takeaways from Night 1 of the Democratic debate

MIAMI - The first Democratic debate wasn't an easy place for a breakout moment, with 10 candidates on the stage. But the contenders tried nonetheless, as they argued - mostly politely but sometimes cantankerously - about how far left to bring the party, how to confront economic inequality and how to treat immigrants.

Some things we learned about this large field of Democrats and how the race is taking shape:

- Warren emerges strong. Elizabeth Warren was the only candidate on

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