8 Republicans are retiring from the House. What's going on?

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Democratic presidential candidates spent the last two nights throwing accusations at one another in the party’s second round of debates. They clashed mostly over policy issues such as healthcare, immigration, and criminal justice.

Across the aisle, five GOP members have announced their retirements from the House of Representatives in the past two weeks. That makes eight so far this year, and more could follow.