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Jeb Bush faces key moment in U.S. presidential debate

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush faces a pivotal moment in his presidential campaign on Wednesday when he goes into a prime-time debate needing to make a mark in a Republican race dominated by Donald Trump. Once considered a heavy favorite for his party’s nomination, Bush has been overshadowed by Trump’s bomb-throwing rhetoric. Still trailing in polls weeks after Trump surged into the lead, Bush has to show he can stand up to the billionaire real-estate magnate, said Steve Schmidt, a…

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GOP candidates vie to break out of Donald Trump’s shadow in debate

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The second GOP presidential debate is giving a prime-time stage to long shots trying to prove they’re worthy of attention and to weakened veterans fighting to reassert their viability — all still struggling against the campaign’s phenomenon, Donald Trump. The billionaire businessman, who has shown striking durability through the summer, will be standing at center stage for the debate Wednesday night at the Reagan Presidential Library in southern California, reflecting his lead in the national polls that determine participation. As…

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