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Here are the 6 key issues Trump and Biden will debate tonight

President Trump and Joe Biden will have their last major opportunity on Thursday to promote their record and criticize their opponent as they address questions on the coronavirus crisis, race, national security and more.
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Trump calls Fauci 'a disaster' and shrugs off virus as infections soar

With two weeks remaining in his re-election campaign, President Trump made the coronavirus his message and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci his foil, dismissing scientific advisers as “these idiots.”
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Energy

Coal is gone, or almost, in areas that made Trump president

Donald Trump seized large victories four years ago in areas where coal plants had closed. But the industry's collapse accelerated under his presidency, making counties in Pennsylvania and other states more competitive.
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Fracking and the election

President Trump has repeatedly and falsely accused the former vice president of planning to ban fracking.

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Fauci says Trump campaign ad uses his words 'completely out of context'

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said he wanted the Trump campaign to take down an advertisement that implied that he endorsed the administration’s coronavirus response.
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Fracking is Trump's 'Hail Mary' against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a "Hail Mary" attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.
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Food

Trump funnels record subsidies to farmers ahead of Election Day

Despite an extraordinary government bailout, America’s agriculture sector remains under severe economic pressure.
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Toxics

Sen. Cory Gardner’s climate conspiracy theory revealed in 2017 recording

A local newspaper columnist’s persistent questions laid bare what the now-embattled Republican senator actually thought about the climate crisis.
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Can the world survive four more years of Donald Trump?

From climate change to nuclear weapons to global health — this election isn’t just about you, America.
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Climate

Where are US emissions after four years of President Trump?

Donald Trump has overseen a small decline in US emissions, but his claim to have the "lowest carbon" is false by most measures
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Climate

Judges hear arguments in President Trump’s biggest climate rollback

Appeals court judges sounded skeptical about the Trump administration's efforts to narrow the scope of the Clean Air Act to limit regulatory action against coal.
Justice

Explaining Biden's and Trump's climate proposals

As we approach planetary tipping points, it’s vital to understand the two candidates’ plans—or lack thereof (Trump doesn’t have one)—for combatting climate change.
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‘The coal industry is back,' Trump proclaimed. It wasn't

The demise of coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Kentucky shows how the president, despite promises to restore jobs, failed to counter the forces decimating the industry.
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Will we be able to reverse Trump's climate damage?

What Joe Biden would need to do starting from Day One to correct the course of U.S. climate policy.

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