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First Biden-Trump debate: Latest updates

President Donald Trump and his challenger, former Vice

President Donald Trump and his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, at the first presidential debate Tuesday in Cleveland. Credit: Bloomberg / UPI / Kevin Dietsch

What happened:

  • The first presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump was one of heated exchanges and vitriol as the candidates attacked each other on their records and on a personal level. Get an overview.
  • Some key takeaways: Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden mid-sentence; the president could not outrun the pandemic on the debate stage; Trump defended his decision to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court shortly before Election Day, and Biden quickly pivoted to the issues of health care and abortion that will potentially come before the court; and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News sometimes seemed to lose control.
  • Here's how the rivals' statements in the spotlight in Cleveland measure up against the facts on the economy, the coronavirus and H1N1, the Supreme Court — and Delaware State.

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