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Democrats enter their first presidential debate tonight

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Five Democrats in the race for the White House are in Las Vegas today, awaiting their first presidential debate.

Tonight, contenders will find a chance to set themselves apart while also introducing their platforms to many Americans who might be unfamiliar with them at this point. Front runner Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb will debate on the stage.

However, there's still no word on whether Vice President Joe Biden will be running for president. A podium is being prepared for him in tonight's debate, in case he makes a last-minute decision to join the race.

CNN's Anderson Cooper will moderate the first debate.

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