Live Fact-Checking the Vice-Presidential Debate

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A cameraman is silhouetted against an American flag during preparations for the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night.
The NPR Politics team -- with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more -- is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted below, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.