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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

The debate comes at a time of heightened tension in the campaign, to say the least. After the Washington Post last Friday published a 2005 video showing Donald Trump making lewd comments and bragging about sexual assault, he offered an apology. Many prominent Republicans have even called for Trump to step aside, something he has said he will not do.

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence are squared off in the vice-presidential debate last night.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate. You can see the archive video on this page, and follow along with the text below, which was transcribed in real time (please forgive the occasional typo).

Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others were injured in Baton Rouge, La., when a suspect fired on officers outside a convenience store.

This comes less than two weeks after a gunman opened fire on police at a protest in Dallas, killing five officers.

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