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US elections 2020

Pence vs. Harris: The biggest VP debate in history?

Asia experts will watch for stances on China

Sen. Kamala Harris, left, will square off against U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on Oct. 7. (Source photos: Reuters)

NEW YORK -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris will be about 12 feet (3.7 meters) apart instead of the originally planned 7 feet, and separated by plexiglass, when they face off Wednesday night for their vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The precautions against the coronavirus will be stricter than those for U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in last week's presidential debate. Wednesday's exchange is expected to be heated and will likely have an outsize impact on the election.

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