President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred during the first presidential debate Tuesday in Cleveland.

A chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different visions each man has for a nation facing historic crises.

Feds launch effort to help ex-felons register to vote in Minnesota

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League of Women Voters volunteers Ann Napp and Katie Anthony awaited registrants at the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Sept. 22.
U.S. Probation Services alerts those who have finished their sentence of their rights.

Jill Biden will campaign in Minnesota on Saturday, on heels of Trump visit

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Dr. Jill Biden took questions from reporters during a campaign stop for her husband, Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Bid
Among the other surrogates headed to the state this week: Eric Trump is scheduled to hold an event Thursday in Becker.
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Even before pandemic struck, more US adults were uninsured

About 2.5 million more working-age Americans were uninsured last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck, according to a government report issued Wednesday.
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Debate veers from 'How you doing?' to 'Will you shut up?'

It started out civilly enough, with President Donald Trump striding deliberately to his lectern, and Democrat Joe Biden nodding to his opponent and offering a "How you doing, man?"
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AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such thing.
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Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio.
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Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different visions each man has for a nation facing historic crises.
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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden talked over each other and moderator Chris Wallace at their debate Tuesday night in Clevela

AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming that the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such thing.
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President Donald Trump and Joe Biden participate in their first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Tuesday, Sept. 29

Debate veers from 'How you doing?' to 'Will you shut up?'

It started out civilly enough, with President Donald Trump striding deliberately to his lectern, and Democrat Joe Biden nodding to his opponent and offering a "How you doing, man?"
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In fiery debate Biden tells Trump, 'Shut up, man'

In fiery debate Biden tells Trump, 'Shut up, man'

The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into a bitter showdown, with a bitter persistent tone.
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Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after the debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, with little sign the clash…
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland

Trump to far-right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn't clearly condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely…
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The Latest: India caseload shows decline, VP tests positive

India recorded 80,472 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, showing a decline from a record high two weeks ago.
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Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News speaks during the first presidential debate with President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate form

For moderator Chris Wallace, debate was runaway train

For much of the opening presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace looked like a man trying to stop a runaway train with his bare hands.
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President Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday, Sep

Analysis: Trump leans on tone that turns off voters he needs

President Donald Trump needed to make the first general election debate about his rival, Democrat Joe Biden. Instead, as he so often does, Trump made it about himself.
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Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump's student visa ban

Milagros Sotelo was looking forward to traveling from South America to Tennessee to start a job at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort this winter. The 22-year-old student worked the last two ski seasons in the equipment rental shop at the small resort nestled in the Smoky Mountains and was excited to reconnect with friends, practice her English and take a break from law school in Lima, Peru, where she lives.
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Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefits

A federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Homeland Security Department were likely appointed illegally.
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Here's the reality behind Trump's claims about mail voting

President Donald Trump continued his assault on the integrity of the U.S. elections during the first presidential debate Tuesday, spreading falsehoods about the security of…
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Mueller pushes back on criticism from lawyer on Russia team

Former special counsel Robert Mueller pushed back Tuesday against criticism from one of the top prosecutors on the Russia investigation team that the team was not as aggressive as it should have been in probing connections between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.
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James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figure

A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi.
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Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2020. There are 92 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Sept. 30,…
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FILE -- Michael Flynn, President Donald TrumpÕs former national security adviser, arrives for a sentencing hearing in Washington on July 10, 2018. Th

Lawyer for Flynn says she updated Trump on status of case

A lawyer for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn told a judge Tuesday that she recently updated President Donald Trump on the case and asked him not to issue a pardon for her client.