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Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington....

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanor, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying....

Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump....

The Latest: Updates from the 1st presidential debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- The Latest on the first of three presidential debates between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump (all times EDT):...

Parting shots: He hits her on stamina; she pounces in retort
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was the opening Hillary Clinton had been waiting for all night....

Trump plagued with the sniffles during debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump has a cold. Or at least something gave him the sniffles....

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Trust and temperament key themes in debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue - an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years....

Suburban NY police prep for presidential debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Demonstrators are expected at Hofstra University for Monday night's showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but police are keeping them at a distance from the debate hall....

The Latest: Kaine weeps at site of Pulse nightclub shooting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race ahead of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Monday at Hofstra University (all times EDT):...