2nd Republican presidential debate spotlights health care, Ukraine, energy, education and more: Full coverage

Seven candidates square off at at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California while Trump held an event in Michigan.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley participate in the debate.
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Seven Republican candidates took the stage Wednesday evening for the party’s second presidential debate.

There was one notable exception at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.: Former President Donald Trump, who again skipped the debate. Trump also avoided last month’s debate in Milwaukee and continues to hold a dominating position in the GOP race.

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Our live coverage has concluded. Check out Yahoo News for the latest on the race, and see the blog below for a recap and analysis of Wednesday night's debate.