Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are seen on stage during a break in the broadcast of the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Miami Dade College's Kendall Campus on March 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
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April 14, 2016 9:00 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will debate Thursday night at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The New York debate takes place a little less than a week before the New York presidential primary the following Tuesday. CNN will air the debate and it will stream live online on the network’s website.

Sanders and Clinton agreed to the debate after prolonged negotiations over the date, which Sanders initially rejected. The Democratic contest has grown heated over the past two weeks, as the two candidates have traded blows, including a testy exchange last week over qualifications.

Sanders has taken seven of the last eight state contests, giving the Democratic race a more competitive feel after Clinton ran away with many of the early contests.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will moderate along with Dana Bash, CNN’s chief political correspondent and Errol Louis, host of NY1’s “Inside City Hall.”

The debate starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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