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Recap: Clinton, Sanders and O’Malley Face-Off In Third Debate

Miss the debate? Here is a full recap, including minute-by-minute updates, graphics, tweets, commentary and fact checks.Welcome to the live blog of the third Democratic debate taking place at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

The debate came as the Democratic race between three candidates - former Secretary of Stare Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Governor Martin O'Malley - hit a new tone this week. Accusations, rebuttals, law suits and last-minute deals between the Clinton and Sanders campaigns and the Democratic National Committee over voter list data breaches have shaken up the race infusing a new bit of controversy into the mostly policy-focused Democratic race.

10:44 p.m. EST: "May the force be with you"

Sanders: "I know something about economic anxiety and living in a family that does not have sufficient income."

He called for "a political revolution" and that the country "belongs to all of us and not just a handful of billionaires."

O'Malley: He calls for immigration reform with a path to citizenship and for tough action against climate change.

Clinton: If the next president is a Republican, "it's pretty clear we know what will happen."

She says women rights, gay rights and worker rights "will be at risk."

"This is a watershed election," Clinton says.

And Clinton got the biggest applause of the night for saying: "May the force be with you."

Watch the Best Moments of the Democratic Debate 4:41

10:34 p.m. EST: Clinton will turn to bill for "advice"

Asked about what Clinton's husband, the former president Bill Clinton, would focus on in the White House, she said he probably wouldn't pick out the china and that she would turn to him for "advice," especially on the economy.

Sanders said his wife would "help him accomplish ... goals" of helping underserved children.

O'Malley said his wife, who is a district court judge, would keep her job if she wants if he were to win the presidency.

Hillary on Bill: I’ll Still Pick the Flowers for State Dinners 0:36

10:27 p.m. EST: Chaos in Libya

Clinton, who is often attacked by Republicans over the attacks in Benghazi, is asked about chaos in Libya after the ouster of Moammar Gaddafi.

She says "we did as much as we could" to help because the Libyans "had strong feelings" about how much help they would accept.

When asked ifThere's always a retrospective that mistakes were made," she said.

Sanders says the issue is "complicated" but he disagrees with Clinton. "I'm not quite the fan of regime change that I think she is," he says.

Sanders voted for an amendment that called for ending the Gaddafi regime, Clinton responds.

10:21 p.m. EST: Heroin addiction

New Hampshire is experiencing a heroin epidemic. The candidates agree that more resources need to be made available for those addicted.

Clinton says prescription opioids need to be reined in. She called for money from the federal government to help. She also says more treatment needs to be made available.

O'Malley says that he addressed the issue as governor.

10:15 p.m. EST: Race

Systemic racism is one of the biggest challenges the next president faces, Clinton says, calling for criminal justice reform.

O'Malley called for increasing drug treatment and to improve "how to police the police." It's worth noting that as mayor of Baltimore, O'Malley instituted tough-on-crime policies that are now being criticized.

Sanders says police officers "should not be shooting unarmed people - predominantly African Americans." He also said marijuana should not be a federal crime.

We need to pledge to invest in jobs and education and not more jails and incarceration," he said.

10:04 p.m. EST: No new taxes

Clinton says she promises that taxes will not be raised for middle class families.

Sanders says taxes need to go up to pay for paid family and medical leave. $1.61 in increased taxes is a "very good investment," Sanders said.

9:59 p.m. EST: Free college

O'Malley says his college plan "goes further" than Sen. Sanders' plan who calls for free college.

He says he can pay for free college on a high-volume trade tax.

Sen. Clinton doesn't support free college. She supports "debt-free tuition."

She says "everyone has to have some skin in this game."

Under her plan, the federal government matches money that the states put in.

Clinton criticizes Sanders for his free college and health-care-all ideas by saying his would cost around $20 trillion. "We have to be very thoughtful" on how expensive programs are he says.

9:54 p.m. EST: Single-payer health care

Obamacare is a step forward, he says, but asks why the U.S. "is the only major country" that doesn't guarantee health care "as a right?"

9:50 p.m. EST: Rising health care pricesClinton called rising health care premiums "glitches." She's "confident" she can build on and fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

9:46 p.m. EST: 'A better way forward'

O'Malley differentiates himself by calling Sanders a socialist and Clinton a corporatist.

He criticizes Clinton for not supporting the idea of breaking up the big banks, which is something Sanders also supports.

Clinton says only three percent of her campaign contributions are from Wall Street.

Clinton also says O'Malley had "no trouble" going to Wall Street to ask for money when he was head of the Democratic Governors Association.

Sanders says he went against President Clinton who decided to revoke Glass-Steagall.

9:44 p.m. EST: But Not Sanders

When asked if cop orate america will love a president sanders, he bluntly says, "No. They won't."

He also says he won't get campaign contributions from Wall Street and not a lot from corporate America, a knock against Clinton who receives campaign donations from Wall Street.

9:42 p.m. EST: ___ Heart Clinton

Clinton is asked if corporate America should love her. She answers: "Everybody should!"

"I want to be the president for the struggling striving and the successful," she says.

9:40 p.m. EST: Domestic policy

The debate turns to domestic policy where all the candidates all decry inequality in wages between women and men as well as between the wealthy and the rest of the country.

Clinton then ran through a laundry list of domestic policy proposals that she supports.

9:36 p.m. EST: Where's Clinton? Literally.

The debate resumes after commercial break and Clinton is not on stage. Nearly a minute later Clinton walks out and simply says "Sorry."

Clinton Arrives Late to Stage After Break 0:08

9:26 p.m. EST: A major differences between the candidates over Syria

After a lengthy back and forth between Clinton and Sanders on ISIS and Syria, O'Malley says he "can offer a different generation's" perspective. (O'Malley is about 20 years younger than Sanders and Clinton.)

He then says, like Sanders, that the first priority should be to defeat ISIS and not oust Syrian President Basher Asad.

Clinton defends getting rid of Assad, noting that he has killed 250,000 Syrians. She points out that she advocated arming moderate opposition in Syria at the beginning of the civil war there nearly four years ago.

Finally we are where we need to be," Clinton says, implying that it took a couple of years for President Barack Obama to do what she advocated.

9:21 p.m. EST: Sanders implies that Clinton is a war hawk

Sanders says, "Our differences are fairly deep on this issue."

"I worry too much that Sec. Clinton is too much into regime change and a little too aggressive without knowing what the consequences could be," he adds.

9:19 p.m. EST: Clinton defends no-fly zone in Syria

Clinton was asked if she would shoot down a Russian or Syrian plane in Syria if she implemented a no-fly zone.

"I do not think it would come to that," he says. "I am advocating a no fly zone because it gives us some leverage against our conversations with Russia."

Clinton also says a no-fly zone would create safe zones for civilians.

"A no fly zone would prevent the outflow of refugees," she said.

9:15 p.m. EST: Ground troops is 'the wrong policy'

Clinton says it's "absolutely the wrong policy" to put boots on the ground to fight ISIS. She says that's exactly what ISIS wants.

She says the U.S. should "lead" and air coalition, rebuild relationships with tribal sheiks, and convince the Turks to get more involved, ISIS could be defeated, Clinton says.

9:12 p.m. EST: World Cup v ISIS

Sanders said Muslim countries need to lead the fight against ISIS.

He said that instead of spending $200 million on the World Cup, Qatar should pay attention to ISIS who is "at their doorstep."

9:07 p.m. EST: Syrian refugees

Clinton is asked if she agrees with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan who is considering "a halt" of refugees. Clinton says breaks from her fellow Democrat and says it is not necessary, adding that "the process should move forward" while simultaneously fighting ISIS and making sure the vetting and screening is tough.

Clinton says she would prioritize widows, orphans and the elderly.

O'Malley said the U.S. should accept more refugees and says there are bigger threats than refugees. "We need to invest more in the other sort of visas and other sort of waivers."

9:02 p.m. EST: Encryption of websites to battle terrorism

Clinton says she doesn't want to mandate encryption - a controversial topic that the tech industry is opposed. She calls for a Manhattan-like project that brings government and the private sector together.

"I don't know enough about the technology to say what it is but I have a lot of confidence in our tech experts," Clinton says.

8:57 p.m. EST: Clinton and Sanders respond to O'Malley on guns.

Sanders is visibly angry about O'Malley's attacks on him over guns. He says he supports background checks and closing the gun show loophole.

Clinton says she appreciates O'Malley's record on guns but wishes he wouldn't "misrepresent hers."

I've been for the Brady bill. I've been against assault weapons," she says.

Clinton then turns her attention to Sanders, who has toed against some gun control measures during his time in Congress. "Senator Sanders has really moved" on gun issues, Clinton says.

8:53 p.m. EST: O'Malley inserts himself again and attacks Sanders and Clinton.

The debate moderators tried to move on but O'Malley insisted that he talk about guns where he promoted an assault weapon ban.

After being pressed, he said he would NOT confiscate assault weapons people already on.

O'Malley calls Sanders and Clinton "flip-floppers" on guns.

Both Clinton and Sanders take exception to that statement. Clinton tells O'Malley to tell the truth.

O'Malley Attacks Sanders, Clinton on Gun Control 1:16

8:50 p.m. EST: Guns and Trump

Clinton says guns "will not make America safer." She says arming more people "isn't the appropriate response to terrorism."

She says the "first line of defense against radicalization is in the Muslim community."

She name-checks's Donald Trump saying that he is sending a message that fans the flames of radicalization.

Sanders says we live "in a country in which people chose to buy guns" and says gun ownership is "a right."

He adds that background checks need to be made more stringent and the gun show loophole must be closed.

"It's a divided country on guns," he says.

8:47 p.m. EST: Sanders Brings Up Iraq

Sanders says there are differences between Clinton and himself. He goes straight to the Iraq War vote, an issue that plagued Clinton's campaign in 2008 because of her vote in favor of the war, which she has now called "a mistake."

He says Muslims should lead the effort on the ground to beat ISIS.

8:43 p.m. EST: O'Malley inserts himself

O'Malley who has nothing to do with the data breach story, inserts himself and says the American people don't care about the data breach story.

8:42 p.m. EST: Clinton's response

Clinton says she accepts Sanders' apology.

She we should "move on." Adds that the American people are "not all that interest in this.

8:39 p.m. EST: The data breach. "I apologize"

Sanders says his staffers the DNC vendor "screwed up" and in this case our staff did "the wrong thing." As soon as we learned that the staff looked at that information they were fired, he says.

Sanders said he has "a real problem" with the fact that the DNC "shut off" his campaign's access to their voter access. He adds that he looks forward to "working with" Clinton in an investigation.

Sanders: "I apologize."

"I also want to apologize to my supporters." This is not the campaign we run, Sanders adds.

Watch Sanders Apologize to Clinton Over Data Breach 1:09

8:32 p.m.: Opening statements

Hillary Clinton: Clinton focuses mostly on the Republicans instead of her Democratic challengers. She says Democrats have to beat back the Republicans who would repeal the Affordable Care Act and let people on the no-fly list to buy guns. She also says "I have a plan to beat ISIS."

Martin O'Malley: He focuses on terrorism. He says America has "again been attacked by Jihadi terrorists." The first job of the president to protect the people of the United States. And says can't "surrender ourselves" to "fascist billionaires."

Bernie Sanders: The Vermont senator sticks to his bread and butter: the economy. "I'm running for president because I'm going to create an economy that works for working families and not just billionaires."

He adds that he has a coalition to beat ISIS.

8:30 p.m.: The candidates walk on stage and listen to the rules. There are red lights to signal when the candidates are out of time.