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Fact Check: Biden's Address To The DNC, Annotated

Joe Biden is addressing the Democratic National Convention on Thursday.

Joe Biden is formally accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.

NPR reporters are providing analysis and fact checks of the former vice president's remarks below.

The speech caps a week of virtual programming around the 2020 Democratic ticket, including addresses by vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, the Obamas and the Clintons, as well as activists and rising politicians. Follow NPR's convention coverage here.

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Corrected: August 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM EDT
An earlier version of this story said the July unemployment rate of 10.2% is higher than any previous, post-war recession. In fact, the unemployment rate was higher in 1982 and 1983, reaching as high as 10.8%.