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How to stream the high-stakes presidential debates
NEW YORK (AP) -- Television viewership for Monday's presidential debate is expected to be high, but you don't need a television to watch....

Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat's call for steady, experienced leadership against the Republican's pugnacious promises to upend Washington....

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: Bill Clinton to travel with wife to debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people....

Chinese firm charged with plotting to evade NKorea sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs....

Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy....

Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs....

FBI data show increase in murder, violent crime in 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of murders reported by local law enforcement agencies jumped by more than 10 percent in 2015 from the year before, according to crime data released by the FBI on Monday....

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