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From claims about COVID-19 vaccine timelines to pre-existing conditions, @ABC  News fact-checked the wild and contentious presidential debate tonight between Joe Biden and Pres. Trump.

TRUMP'S CLAIM: "And now, we're weeks away from a vaccine." FACT CHECK: Most prominent public health experts have said that a vaccine will not be widely available until mid-2021.

President Trump was given a chance during the first presidential debate to denounce white supremacists and militias that have been responsible for incidents of violence and death at rallies during the last few months. Instead, he deflected.

Squabbling leads to incoherence, leaving key questions unanswered for the American people. 5 takeaways from the first presidential debate: #Debates2020 

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"Your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity: time." Jon Stewart receives a standing ovation from 9/11 first responders after slamming lawmakers for failing to fund programs providing healthcare to the first responders

ONE LESS: Scott Pappalardo owned his AR-15 rifle for more than 30 years. He even has a Second Amendment tattoo on his arm. This weekend, he destroyed his gun “to make sure this weapon will be ever be able to take a life.”

Father of Parkland victim slams NRA videos: "If this was put out by a terrorist organization, we would be raising the terror threat level in this country. Why are we letting this lobby have anything to do with DC? I don't understand it!"

President Trump criticizes Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich — both vocal critics of Trump — when asked about China putting pressure on the NBA: "They talk badly about the United States, but when it talks about China, they don't want to say anything bad"

Former Pres. Barack Obama at Elijah Cummings' funeral: "I tell my daughters...being a strong man includes being kind. That there's nothing weak about kindness and compassion. There's nothing weak about looking out for others."

JUST IN: Alleged SC church shooter will face the death penalty

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “We cannot have the president, every time he has an objection, to say I’ll shut down the government until you come to my way of thinking…If we hold the employees hostage now, they’re hostage forever.”

FLOTUS appears emotional in concluding remarks as First Lady, saying the role has been "the honor of my life"

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Former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka: "The left has no idea how much more damage we can do to them as private citizens."

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