How to watch tonight’s 2020 Democratic debate


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There is yet another 2020 Democratic presidential debate tonight, and the pool of candidates that will be onstage has shrunk down to just 10 participants. This fifth debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

How do I watch?

There are a number of ways you’ll be able to watch the debate tonight.

You’ll be able to stream it for free on and; it will be featured on both homepages. You’ll also be able to find it on the NBC News and Washington Post apps. It will air exclusively on MSNBC, too, if you’re hoping to watch it on cable.

When does it start?

The debate will take place on November 20th starting at 9 p.m. ET and last for two hours.

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Gruyère cheese outsells Mozzarella and Emmentaler in Switzerland — here’s why

When you think of Swiss cheese, you think of holes. But Gruyère, which has a smooth texture, is the most produced and most consumed cheese within Switzerland.
Gruyère cheese is a component of a classic Swiss fondue, along with European dishes like quiche and Croque monsieur.
We visited the Maison du Gruyère to find out how this popular cheese is made.
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The town of Gruyères is in the French-speaking region of Fribourg, east of Geneva. Fribourg is one of five areas, including Bern, Jura, Vaud, and Neuchâtel, that make up the Gruyère AOP production zone.

Gruyère has a long heritage. Records of cheesemaking go back to the 12th century in this region.

Today, 30,000 tons of Gruyere are produced here each year. The Maison du Gruyère is responsible for 520 tons of that. In 2018, over 15,000 tons of Gruyère were sold in Switzerland, making it the most consumed cheese in the country, ahead of mozzarella and Emmentaler.

Gruyère was granted AOP protection from the EU in 2001, meaning that these areas are the “protected designation of origin.” But there are a few qualifications for this. It must be made using traditional know-how, it must be aged to a minimum of five months, and it must be made using raw milk from natural-fed cows, from dairies no more than 20 kilometers away.

The cheese is stored at around 15 degrees, at high humidity. It also has to be kept on wooden shelves. The cellars here house 7,000 wheels of cheese. Gruyère is aged here for five months, at which point it is ready to eat.

Gruyere is the main ingredient of fondue moitié-moitié, also called fondue Suisse. In many Swiss regions, Gruyère cheese is the most popular ingredient in fondue. It’s a versatile and popular …read more

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Evening Call: A damp squib in the starting gun

Less Chariots of Fire and more egg-and-spoon-at-your-kid’s-sports-day.

If that was a starting gun, the race is going to be less Chariots of Fire and more egg-and-spoon-at-your-kid’s-sports-day. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn took to ITV’s neon stage on Tuesday night to duke it out in front of the nation and the results were anything but edifying.

As our post-match analysis from Patrick says, there was no clear winner. Johnson managed to just about avoid tripping over his own loquaciousness while hammering home his Brexit message. Corbyn delivered some traditional left-wing blows on issues such as the NHS with an assured delivery that nevertheless seems unlikely to change hearts or minds in Labour’s favour.

Of course, that whole affair was overshadowed by the Conservative Party Press Office’s decision to use the occasion to don some fancy dress and pretend to be “FactcheckUK” a move which even the likes of Brexiteer journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer found distasteful.

Will it all make any difference? 6.7 million people tuned in to watch the debate last night, and a fair few more will have seen the commentary and fall out online. But it’s hard to gauge whether those were mostly supporters tuning in to cheer on their team, or undecideds seriously taking the opportunity to gauge who they want to be prime minister come Christmas.

So far it looks like the polls haven’t moved much in response. And as Patrick writes this morning, given Boris Johnson’s majority-securing lead among the pollsters so far, that will feel like a victory to the Tories.

What does it mean for the rest of the campaign? Well, it looks like a gruelling slog to the finish line for all involved.

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Fortnite Chapter 2’s first season extended into 2020 as Epic teases a new ‘live experience’

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In October, Fortnite emerged from a black hole with a new look, a new map, and a new two-month season to earn Battle Pass rewards. Now, that season has been extended all the way until early February 2020, Epic announced in a short blog post today.

The company didn’t give much reason for the extension beyond wanting to prepare for “new holiday-themed updates.” Epic’s blog post also teases “new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss.” Maybe that live experience will be this season’s big live event? Or perhaps players will have the chance to take down a new creature like Fortnitemares’ Storm King.

Last December, Epic put on the 14 Days of Fortnite event, with daily holiday-themed challenges and…

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