University of Michigan backs out of October presidential debate, citing coronavirus
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DETROIT — Citing coronavirus-related safety issues, the University of Michigan has opted out of the presidential debate it was scheduled to hold Oct. 15, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the decision.The university was wary of bringing together so many people — candidates, staff, media and the viewing public — during the pandemic, said the sources, who requested anonymity.UM spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said he didn’t “have any information to share at this time” about the move to step away from the debate between President Donald Trump and presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden on...


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