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'How you doing, man?': Trump, Biden start debate with socially distant greeting

In the latest sign of how COVID-19 has upended the election, Trump and Biden skipped the handshake at the first presidential debate in Cleveland.

      
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As Trump touts 'law and order,' is crackdown on cities working?

Experts say it's far too early to say. But crime statistics in some cities where Operation Legend has expanded show mixed results.

      
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National Coffee Day 2020: Get free drinks and deals Tuesday at Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, Dunkin', Panera and more

What is Starbucks doing for National Coffee Day 2020? Who is offering free coffee for Coffee Day? Find deals at Dunkin', Wawa, Sheetz and more.

      
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Mock debates? Briefing books? How Trump and Biden are preparing for their first debate in Cleveland

Donald Trump and Joe Biden are taking vastly different approaches in preparing for the first debate of the presidential election.

      
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September editorial cartoon gallery

Editorial cartoons on COVID-19 Coronavirus, Trump, Biden, Democrats, racial strife and more from across the USA TODAY Network.

      
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The week in polls: Biden gains on Trump nationally, leads in most swing states

Each week between now and the election, USA TODAY will sum up what the latest polls tell us about the state of the race for president and the Senate.

      
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House Democrats introduce $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, unlikely to pass in Senate

The bill reauthorizes the $600 federal boost to unemployment benefits and sends out another round of $1,200 stimulus checks.

      
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'We just don't have words': At least 3 dead as California wildfires explode in wine country, forcing thousands to flee

Thousands of California residents were forced to flee two new blazes on Monday that have killed at least three people and torched nearly 70,000 acres.

      
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Body of drowned man found at 1,565 feet in Lake Tahoe, the deepest recovery in US history

The body of Ryan Normoyle, 29, was found 1,565 feet below in Lake Tahoe, the deepest recorded recovery in U.S. history, according to Bruce's Legacy.

      
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'Dancing With the Stars' Disney Night: Carole Baskin scratched after mauling 'Lion King' samba

"Dancing With the Stars" Disney Night wasn't all joy, especially for "Tiger King" star Carole Baskin, whose "Lion King" dance was roundly criticized.

      
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