Democratic debate Night 2, Nipsey Hussle's murder & a surprising source of water: The Morning Rundown
"That little girl was me": Harris confronted Biden on racial issues in starkly personal terms.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Sen.Bernie Sanders and Sen. Kamala Harris arrive on stage for the second night of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season.
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"There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day," Harris said, glaring down the stage at Biden. "And that little girl was me."
Biden fired back, calling Harris' attack "a mischaracterization of my position across the board."
Rep. Eric Swalwell of California also called on the 76-year-old, who was elected to the U.S. Senate six times, to "pass the torch" to a younger generation of leaders. To which Biden quipped: "I'm still holding onto that torch."
Who won? Harris had a stand-out performance. We look at who else scored points and who disappeared on stage.
Fact check: NBC News fact checked the candidates' various claims on the second night of the debate, from Biden's stance on busing to whether Sanders version of "Medicare for All" would mean a ban on private insurance.
Notable quotes:From entrepreneur Marianne Williamson's lovefest to Hickenlooper calling U.S. policy toward migrant children "kidnapping," we have a roundup of the most memorable comments from each of the 10 candidates.
Dig deeper:What's South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg's stance on gun control? Check a full transcript of the debate that is searchable by key topics.
Analysis:NBC News' Jonathan Allen writes that as the candidate whose main selling point among Democrats has been the idea of his electability, Biden can't afford to show vulnerabilities. But on the debate stage, his rivals exposed several of them.
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