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Highlights from the final Trump-Biden presidential debate

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President Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced off in their final presidential debate on Thursday night.

The 90-minute debate, moderated by NBC's Kristen Welker, took place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, covered a wide range of topics, including Covid-19, race, immigration and climate change.

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Read highlights, fact checks and takeaway below:

882d ago / 2:30 AM UTC

The best carbon emission numbers in 35 years? Not so much

882d ago / 2:26 AM UTC

‘Look at us closely’: Biden draws contrast with Trump

882d ago / 2:22 AM UTC

Trump mocks some undocumented immigrants as having low IQs

882d ago / 2:22 AM UTC

Fact check: Does Biden want a fracking ban?

882d ago / 2:17 AM UTC

Fact check: Trump falsely claims 180 million people will lose health care if Biden wins


882d ago / 2:17 AM UTC

On immigration, Biden gives a gentle diss to Obama

882d ago / 2:14 AM UTC

Fact check: Who pays tariffs? Trump says China, Biden says taxpayers

882d ago / 2:10 AM UTC

Fact check: Where does Kamala Harris stand on health care?

882d ago / 2:08 AM UTC

This is who’s staying on topic (spoiler: both candidates are)

882d ago / 2:03 AM UTC

No one knows what Trump’s ‘big, beautiful health care’ looks like

882d ago / 2:02 AM UTC

Analysis: Trump rips states he needs to win

882d ago / 2:02 AM UTC

Biden and Trump have attacked each other more than 120 times combined

882d ago / 2:01 AM UTC

Fact check: Trump gets rates of recovery for Covid-19 wrong

882d ago / 1:58 AM UTC

Analysis: Sarcasm isn’t working for Biden

882d ago / 1:57 AM UTC

First mic cut of the night goes to Trump

882d ago / 1:55 AM UTC

Mention of 'witch hunt' draws Biden eye roll

882d ago / 1:55 AM UTC

Trump praises Welker, whom he has attacked for days

882d ago / 1:54 AM UTC

Fact check: Trump claims Biden got $3.5 million from Russia. No evidence for this.


882d ago / 1:53 AM UTC

'C’mon!' Biden leans into his catchphrases

882d ago / 1:53 AM UTC

Graphic: The top topics in the debate at the halfway mark

882d ago / 1:49 AM UTC

Trump's answers on his finances take twists and turns

882d ago / 1:45 AM UTC

Almost halfway into the debate, not too many interruptions but plenty of attacks

882d ago / 1:43 AM UTC

Biden responds to attacks about son’s business dealings

882d ago / 1:42 AM UTC

Biden hits Trump on China

882d ago / 1:38 AM UTC

Fact check: Trump claims vaccine announcement coming 'within weeks'

882d ago / 1:38 AM UTC

Biden calls for shutdowns where hot spots are occurring

882d ago / 1:34 AM UTC

Trump and Biden are both staying on topic

882d ago / 1:33 AM UTC

About that election interference

882d ago / 1:32 AM UTC

Welker's moderating praised on Twitter

882d ago / 1:31 AM UTC

Trump targets Whitmer during debate

882d ago / 1:31 AM UTC

Analysis: Toned-down Trump says the same stuff only in more dull fashion

882d ago / 1:29 AM UTC

Trump (again) downplays impact of children contracting Covid

882d ago / 1:26 AM UTC

Art of the deal? Not so much

882d ago / 1:23 AM UTC

Fact check: Trump claims coronavirus is 'going away.' U.S. leads in deaths, cases.

882d ago / 1:22 AM UTC

Biden hits Trump over Covid-19 response

882d ago / 1:22 AM UTC

Few interruptions in the first 20 minutes — partly because of mic cuts

882d ago / 1:22 AM UTC

Fact check: Biden's managing of the swine flu epidemic was a 'disaster'

882d ago / 1:17 AM UTC

The quiet before the storm? Mute button prompts calmer debate so far

882d ago / 1:17 AM UTC

Fact check: Is Trump 'immune' after Covid-19 infection? Needs context.

882d ago / 1:15 AM UTC

Biden brings up New England Journal of Medicine editorial

882d ago / 1:14 AM UTC

Fact check: Trump says 2.2 million people were projected to die from Covid-19

882d ago / 1:13 AM UTC

First question on Covid-19

882d ago / 1:12 AM UTC

Welker fact-checks Trump in real time

882d ago / 1:07 AM UTC

Candidates arrive on stage. One in a mask, one without.

882d ago / 1:05 AM UTC

Debate commission co-chair goes over changes to final debate

882d ago / 1:01 AM UTC

Attacks, interruptions and topics: Follow along live

882d ago / 12:57 AM UTC

NBC News' Welker to moderate tonight's debate

882d ago / 12:44 AM UTC

Inside the debate hall: Lots of masks and some notable VIPs

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882d ago / 12:37 AM UTC
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Pete Buttigieg fires back on Hunter Biden allegations on Fox News

882d ago / 12:19 AM UTC

Kid Rock makes an appearance at Thursday's debate

882d ago / 11:30 PM UTC

Meadows called Fauci about Plexiglass barriers

882d ago / 11:07 PM UTC

Inside the campaign to 'pizzagate' Hunter Biden

882d ago / 10:30 PM UTC

Michelle Obama throws shade at Trump's '60 Minutes' interview

882d ago / 10:18 PM UTC

Plexiglass barriers removed from stage after candidates test negative for Covid

882d ago / 10:16 PM UTC

Political ads are flooding YouTube

882d ago / 10:00 PM UTC

Sen. Mitt Romney: Trump has '40 percent' chance of getting re-elected

883d ago / 9:57 PM UTC

Trump and Biden prepare for final bout with debate to focus on Covid-19, race

883d ago / 9:00 PM UTC

Trump focuses on Hunter Biden; Biden campaign says 'be our guest.'

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883d ago / 8:35 PM UTC

North Carolina GOP asks Supreme Court to roll back extra time for accepting mail-in ballots

883d ago / 8:19 PM UTC

The final showdown: 5 things to watch in last Trump-Biden debate

883d ago / 8:04 PM UTC

Voter who didn't cast ballot in 2016 explains why 2020 is different

883d ago / 7:47 PM UTC

Cher and Lizzo lend their voices to Biden campaign

883d ago / 7:22 PM UTC

Photo: Debate's socially distanced seating

883d ago / 7:20 PM UTC

Trump tests negative for Covid-19 on plane ride to debate

883d ago / 6:56 PM UTC

Biden ready to fight back if Trump goes after his family, campaign says

883d ago / 6:48 PM UTC

Biden leads Trump by 10 points in new Quinnipiac national poll

883d ago / 6:46 PM UTC

Top former Obama adviser: Biden should 'prepare for a bunch of different Trumps'

883d ago / 6:01 PM UTC

Trump will vote in-person in Florida on Saturday

883d ago / 5:58 PM UTC

Trump releases video of unedited, contentious '60 Minutes' interview that he abruptly left

883d ago / 5:56 PM UTC

Hallie Jackson shuts down Trump campaign spokesman on election interference, fraud claims

883d ago / 5:46 PM UTC

Schumer, Wyden call on FBI director to resist pressure from Trump for a political investigation

883d ago / 5:40 PM UTC

Biden gets pre-debate pep talk from Brayden Harrington


883d ago / 4:21 PM UTC

Poll shows Democrats lead in three Iowa House districts and fourth tightening

883d ago / 3:30 PM UTC

'We’re gonna call nonsense': Donald Trump Jr. says they'll be watching who controls the mute button

883d ago / 3:14 PM UTC

New polls show tightening races for control of the Senate

883d ago / 3:04 PM UTC

Biden tests negative for Covid-19 ahead of debate

883d ago / 2:59 PM UTC

Trump administration's child separations a voter issue

883d ago / 2:38 PM UTC

Analysis: Trump and Biden look to seal the deal in final debate

883d ago / 2:35 PM UTC

Trump has prepped for tonight's debate even less than last one

883d ago / 2:30 PM UTC

Biden calls for 'bipartisan commission' to propose ways to 'reform the court system'

883d ago / 2:11 PM UTC

Plexiglass will stay on debate stage between Trump and Biden's lecterns

883d ago / 1:06 PM UTC

Trump's debate topics tonight: China and Hunter Biden

883d ago / 12:48 PM UTC

Cybersecurity company finds hacker selling info on 186 million U.S. voters

883d ago / 12:12 PM UTC

Google saw evidence of fake email operation linked to Iran

883d ago / 12:05 PM UTC

'Exciting moment': Obama votes by mail, runs down instructions

883d ago / 11:50 AM UTC

Trump says he plans to release an 'unedited preview' of that '60 Minutes' interview

883d ago / 11:02 AM UTC

Iran says claims by U.S. of interference in 2020 election are 'absurd'

883d ago / 10:54 AM UTC

Trump national security adviser says president would accept results if he loses on Nov. 3

883d ago / 10:48 AM UTC

Obama to campaign for Biden in key battleground state of Florida on Saturday

883d ago / 10:44 AM UTC

Cindy McCain on why she's backing Biden: 'Every time you think it couldn't get much worse, it does'

883d ago / 10:05 AM UTC

Everything you need to know about the last debate

883d ago / 10:04 AM UTC
883d ago / 10:03 AM UTC

Just catching up? Here's what you missed

883d ago / 10:18 PM UTC

Packed crowds, few masks at Trump's NC rally