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AP Top Political News at 11:30 a.m. EDT

Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future....

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....

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....

The Latest: Pence says moderators shouldn't fact-check
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Politics, outsider status shield Trump from House oversight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state....

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

WHY IT MATTERS: Jobs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended....

Donald who? Most N. Koreans don't know, care about US polls
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans aren't expecting much from the U.S. presidential elections - if they know about them at all....

AP-NORC Poll: Most in US frustrated over presidential race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Carol Jones knows what she wants to hear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discuss during their first televised debate: education and jobs. She's far from sure which candidate will earn her vote on Election Day....

Maine governor's drug arrests 'binder' is released
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage has released documents he said he used for the basis of his assertion that blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of heroin trafficking arrests in his state....

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