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With 288 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I'll tell you the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the #1 story is the most important of the coming week. Subscribe to The Point newsletter to get this delivered directly to your inbox!
Editor's Note: When special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the US election, CNN, like most news organizations, endeavored to learn what we could about the famously secretive team's work. So, in addition to other newsgathering efforts, CNN had journalists who stood outside their offices. Journalists often call this a stakeout. Here, the CNN team lays out the backstory of their assignment and how this investment of time yielded big journalistic returns.