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3 winners and 4 losers from the first 2020 presidential debate

Not America’s finest hour.

Exclusive poll: Biden won the debate convincingly

A decisive win, powered mostly by character.

Joe Biden’s most surprising, and possibly important, answer of the debate

Biden disavowed a lot of ambitious progressive policies on Tuesday. But there were two he refused to reject.

The false hope of reopening is killing small businesses

"People are not comfortable going to public places yet."

Why Vienna opera singers are ready to risk their lives to perform in a pandemic

"Without culture, there’s no society."

CNN fact-checked the presidential debate. It was almost all about Trump’s lies.

"We had an avalanche of lying from President Trump."

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Amy Coney Barrett

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee first garnered attention after being questioned about her Catholic faith. Vox’s Ian Millhiser says that attention likely motivated her nomination.

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Extreme poverty is getting worse across the globe for the first time in decades

The emergency is happening right now

Vote-by-mail is not full of fraud, despite Trump’s debate claims

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The first post-debate polls say Biden won

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3 debate moments that showed how unsuited Trump is for the presidency

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It’s true: 1 in 1,000 Black Americans have died in the Covid-19 pandemic

Trump was asked to denounce white supremacy. He wouldn’t.

The K-shaped economic recovery, explained

When is the next 2020 debate? The vice presidential debate is on October 7. 

What Trump has done to the courts, explained

Biden to Trump: “Will you shut up, man?”

Trump says murders are up in Democrat-run cities. They’re up in Republican-run cities, too.


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Debate breakdown coming tomorrow!

Check back for an in-depth breakdown of the first presidential debate with Matt and Ezra tomorrow at noon!

How to watch the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

The Trump campaign spent months portraying Biden as senile. That might be a mistake.

The Trump administration is still trying to end the census early, despite a court order

Trump could be in a lot of legal hot water if he loses the election

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Kentucky AG to release the grand jury recording in Breonna Taylor case

Trump says “Russia, if you’re listening” was a joke. There’s tape to prove otherwise.

Who does Trump owe hundreds of millions of dollars to?

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The controversial 1994 crime law that Joe Biden helped write, explained

Why it’s so difficult to abolish sororities and fraternities

The Supreme Court is too powerful and anti-democratic. Here’s how we can scale back its influence.

Emma Chamberlain and the business of being relatable

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The Trump tax scandal is an indictment of the president — and the system