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AP Top Political News at 9:30 p.m. EDT

Reason to cringe: Female voters react to Trump
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- When Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton's stamina on the debate stage, Pennsylvania voter Patricia Bennett said she heard a "dog whistle" that smacked of unmistakable sexism....

Debate renews attention on Trump's tax returns
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Donald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties....

AP-GfK poll: Americans divide on importance of tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American voters are divided along party lines about whether it's important for presidential candidates to release their tax returns, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....

The Latest: Trump, GOP raise $18 million in post-debate push
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab....

Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record
NEW YORK (AP) -- The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers....

As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks....

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus is stalled in the Senate, held up by bipartisan opposition as the clock ticks toward a Friday deadline....

A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname - "Miss Piggy" - that caused her shame and humiliation....

Senators press FBI director on response to terrorism threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican senators pressed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month. Comey said the FBI admits mistakes when it makes them, but he did not agree that anything should have been done differently or that any red flags were missed....

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