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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump argued against each other in a tense debate on Sept. 29. (Video: The Washington Post)

First Trump-Biden meeting marked by constant interruptions by Trump

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden met in the first of three scheduled debates, this one at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. The topics addressed were the Supreme Court, as Trump nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with Republican senators, the covid-19 outbreak; the economy; race; the candidates’ records; the climate; and the integrity of the election.  

Here’s what to know about the race

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The Bidens paid nearly $300,000 in federal income taxes on earnings of more than $985,000 in 2019, according to returns released Tuesday, following a report that Trump has paid far less in recent years.
Want to know where Trump and Biden are on the issues? Get a rundown of their stances.
We have a guide on how to vote in each state. A Post analysis of mail-in ballot data found a minuscule rate of potentially fraudulent ballots.
Biden leads Trump by eight percentage points nationally, 51 percent to 43 percent, according to a Post average of polls. Biden’s margin is the same in Pennsylvania and smaller in other key states: seven points in Wisconsin and Michigan, five in Arizona, and one in Florida


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