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Tight Democrat race highlights differing views of government role

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -

For months, the tumultuous Republican presidential primary has masked a brewing debate among Democrats about their own party's future.

Now, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders chipping away at Hillary Clinton's grip on the Democratic nomination, the differences are spilling out into the open as the candidates campaign across snow-covered Iowa.

At its core, the divide between Clinton and Sanders is about just how much to change current economic, health care and education systems, and what the federal government's role in those areas should be. The candidates often share the same goals, but have different policy prescriptions and preferred tactics for achieving them.

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