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U.S. infrastructure needs part of Democratic debate

CHICAGO (AP) - The tragic collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis offered the Democratic presidential candidates a topic they could agree upon.

During a debate under way tonight in Chicago, the group agreed the nation should invest more money in infrastructure and less on the war in Iraq.

The candidates posed the issue in the context of creating jobs, as they addressed thousands of union activists at Soldier Field.

Tonight's 90-minute outdoor debate is being sponsored by the AFL-CIO.

Several of the candidates also noted the mine collapse in Utah, saying their hearts and prayers were with the six trapped coal miners.

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