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The riots at the Capitol proved the final straw for Big Tech executives who chose to remove their platforms from the president. The debate now rages over the precedent such actions may set for free speech on the internet. 

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For Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a Seattle-based virologist affiliated with Georgetown University in Washington, her newfound notoriety hit home in July when she got into a Twitter debate with billionaire Elon Musk.

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The debates will be moderated by WAGA-TV/Fox5 anchor Russ Spencer, according to the Atlanta Press Club, which said Greg Bluestein, a political reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Lisa Rayam, a host and senior producer at WABE Radio, will be panelists.

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In each debate, the moderator will provide opening statements for the candidates, according to the Atlanta Press Club. The debates will be divided into three rounds, with the first one involving each candidate being asked at least one question by a panelist. In the second round, the candidates will be allowed to ask their opponents at least one question, with time for a rebuttal. The third round involves panelists taking turns asking a question to a candidate of their choice until time runs out.

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Incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her Democratic opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock, have both accepted invitations from the Atlanta Press Club to participate in the debate at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. While the other Republican candidate, incumbent Sen. David Perdue, declined his invitation to face-off against Democrat Jon Ossoff, his Democratic challenger accepted his invite and will appear next to an empty podium at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, per the debate's rules.

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CNN will air the debate between Loeffler and Warnock at 7 p.m. ET. The debate will also stream live on CNN.com's homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android with a log-in to a cable provider. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at CNN.com/go on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku and Samsung Smart TV).

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(AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's opponent accused him of failing the country with the lack of another coronavirus relief package, while the Republican incumbent described himself as a powerful advocate for Kentucky in a hard-hitting televised debate Monday evening.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Trading barbs through plexiglass shields, Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Kamala Harris turned the only vice presidential debate of 2020 into a dissection of the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with Harris labeling it "the greatest failure of any presidential administration."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The vice presidential debate featured plexiglass barriers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They were no match for the night's most talked-about intruder — a fly that briefly buzzed around the stage before landing and staying on Mike Pence's head.

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Gun ownership is normally a topic of heated debate, but will it have an impact on the 2020 election? This election has many challenging topics to face; gun ownership might play a secondary role to the coronavirus, the economy and racial tensions. Dr. Michael Anestis, Executive Director of the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center weighs in on the topic. 

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