Debate scramble and other headlines

Republicans scramble to make the debate stage. (The Hill)

New polls show Donald Trump running strong in Iowa, New Hampshire. (NBC News)

Billionaire brothers give Ted Cruz Super PAC at $15 million contribution. (CNN)

Hillary Clinton stakes out climate change agenda. (Bloomberg Politics)

Republicans alter script on abortion, seeking to shift debate. (New York Times)

Boy Scouts expected to end ban on gay scout leaders. (USA Today)

Turkey and U.S. agree on a plan to clear ISIS from strip of Syria’s north. (New York Times)

Turkish troops target Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. (AP)

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Debate scramble and other headlines