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Fact-checking Trump's falsehoods on coronavirus, taxes, the Bidens and more
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Fact-checking Trump's falsehoods on coronavirus, taxes, the Bidens and more

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President Donald Trump tosses face masks into the crowd as he arrives for a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back fully campaigning after COVID-19 sidelined him, President Donald Trump returned to familiar form, spreading a litany of falsehoods.

Over the weekend, he asserted yet again the virus was "rounding the corner" when it isn't, misrepresented Democratic rival Joe Biden's tax proposals and resurrected unfounded claims about Biden and the business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, in Ukraine.

The statements came after Trump and Biden bid for a late advantage this past week in competing forums that replaced a canceled presidential debate. The two are to meet Thursday in the last scheduled debate before the Nov. 3 election.

Meantime, the Senate vetted Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination for the Supreme Court with committee hearings that often seemed to put the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, on trial. Biden went beyond the facts in suggesting that Barrett would undoubtedly strike down the law.

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Associated Press writers Bill Barrow, Stephen Braun, Amanda Seitz, David Klepper, Jude Joffe-Block, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Darlene Superville and Kevin Freking contributed to this report.

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