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York: Why must debates be held in deathly silence?

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CINCINNATI - Officials at the final presidential debate, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, repeatedly warned the in-house audience: no cheering, no booing, no catcalls, attaboys, or any other unseemly disturbances of the peace. In the media filing room -- nowhere close to the actual debate hall -- reporters stayed mostly quiet, too, making little noise beyond tapping on their laptops....

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