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CNN debuted a new chyron on Thursday to fact-check Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in real-time.

Why it matters: News networks have faced sustained criticism for airing Trump speeches and press conferences live, instead of layering on more fact-checking.

Details: The company added the additional black and white "Facts First" fact-check chyron several times throughout the president's speech.

  • One chyron fact-checked the president's comments about Democratic nominee Joe Biden's commitment to stopping the coronavirus.
  • Another fact-checked the president's comments about the country's progress on defeating COVID-19.

The big picture: For the first three nights of the convention, CNN and MSNBC fact-checked many of the speeches using different tactics, like breaking away from speeches to have analysts fact-check claims, or showing fact-check graphics on the screen.

Go deeper: Networks use live fact-checking during first night of RNC

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How Trump, Biden plan to score at Tuesday's debate

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

President Trump has been practicing with flashcards and prepping with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before Tuesday's presidential debate.

Behind the scenes: Top aides tell Axios he's been testing his attacks on the campaign trail for weeks, seeing what ignites his crowds or falls flat. One of the biggest themes Trump plans to drive home is his "tough guy" persona, which advisers see as an advantage with voters in key states.

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Biden adviser Cedric Richmond sees first-term progress on reparations

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White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond told "Axios on HBO" that it's "doable" for President Biden to make first-term progress on breaking down barriers for people of color, while Congress studies reparations for slavery.

Why it matters: Biden said on the campaign trail that he supports creation of a commission to study and develop proposals for reparations — direct payments for African-Americans.

Cyber CEO: Next war will hit regular Americans online

Any future real-world conflict between the United States and an adversary like China or Russia will have direct impacts on regular Americans because of the risk of cyber attack, Kevin Mandia, CEO of cybersecurity company FireEye, tells "Axios on HBO."

What they're saying: "The next conflict where the gloves come off in cyber, the American citizen will be dragged into it, whether they want to be or not. Period."