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Final US presidential debate more focused, but unlikely to shift public opinion

An employee watches a broadcast of the final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a restaurant in California on Oct 22, 2020. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - By the standards of the first shouting match, the second and last presidential debate of the campaign in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (Oct 22) night, was almost boring.

Certainly it was spirited, and there were personal barbs. But it was more focused and more disciplined.

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