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Your Guide to Everything (Absolutely Everything) That Happened in Last Night’s Democratic Debate

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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during the Democratic debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

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The 2016 Democratic presidential candidates held their first debate last night in Las Vegas, a lively affair in which the candidates largely came across as civil and well-informed. Hillary Clinton seems to have won the night by demonstrating the kind of confidence and competence that made the idea of Joe Biden entering the race seem unnecessary, but she had her weak moments as well. More top-line takeaways from Slate’s ace coverage team:

Finally, if you don’t have time to read any of that, here’s our video recapping the entire debate in 90 seconds!