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Kamala Harris, a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, makes history by accepting the Democratic nomination for vice president. (WTTW News via CNN)

The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority has fought for voting rights for more than a century. We talk with AKA member Kimberley Egonmwan about what they’re doing to get the vote out today.

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Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at the   vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Utah. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

In normal times, vice presidential debates don’t matter much. But in an election year as wild as 2020, everything is magnified. Here are key early takeaways from the only vice presidential debate ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day.

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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence participate in a debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (WTTW News via CNN)

Health care, the environment and the economy were among the issues that got top billing Wednesday when the running mates of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off at their sole debate.

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Members of the production crew inspect glass on stage which will serve as a barrier to protect the spread of COVID-19 as preparations take place for the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger, California Sen. Kamala Harris, are set to face off in a debate that will offer starkly different visions for a country confronting escalating crises.

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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a tour of the IBEW 494 training facility Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Morry Gash)

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met the family of Jacob Blake to kick off her Labor Day visit to the critical swing state of Wisconsin, while President Donald Trump assailed the Democratic ticket.

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In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden stands left as his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del. Democrats insist the GOP's grip on this Deep South state is weakening. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, File)

Barack Obama, the nation’s first Black president, and Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominated for president by a major party, are speaking on Biden’s behalf Tuesday night. And Kamala Harris, the first Black woman on a major party ticket, will deliver highly anticipated remarks.

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, often focuses on her identity as a Black woman. At times during her political career, as she ran for California attorney general and senator, some didn’t realize she was of Indian descent.

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In this combination photo, president Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference on Aug. 11, 2020, in Washington and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo)

A day after Michelle Obama’s passion wowed Democrats, Joe Biden is drawing on a collection of his party’s most experienced leaders at the Democratic National Convention to underscore what he calls a global leadership deficit.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pass each other as Harris moves to the podium to speak during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

The unprecedented gathering is not only testing the bonds of the diverse Biden-Kamala Harris coalition but the practical challenges of running a presidential campaign in the midst of a pandemic.

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A still image from former first lady Michelle Obama’s speech for the Democratic National Convention.

A preview of Michelle Obama’s keynote speech and more in this special edition of our weekly roundtable as the convention gets underway.

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“America is crying out for leadership,” Sen. Kamala Harris said during her first press conference as Joe Biden’s running mate on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (WTTW News via CNN)

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has formally announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Our politics team takes on that story and other national and local news in this week’s roundtable.

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In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo / Brynn Anderson, File)

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket.

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In this June 27, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, gestures during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. (AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee)

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush said Kamala Harris was “the only candidate prepared to fight for all Americans against a Trump administration that has left them behind.”