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As Clinton focuses on debate, Trump says he'd champion women

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing that he'll do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. At the same time, he's taunting her over the infidelities of her husband.

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are meeting separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for relations between the allied countries during the next presidential administration.

Analysis: A primer on Clinton and Trump as debaters

Analysis: She comes prepared, he keeps everyone guessing.

Moderator Lester Holt under scrutiny during debate

Everyone's aware of the stakes for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the first presidential debate, but there's a third person in the equation who faces a different pressure: Lester Holt.

Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

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.

Californians who see animals in hot cars can break a window

Californians who see an animal trapped in a hot car can now break a window to set them free without fear of prosecution under a bill signed over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Chinese firm charged with plotting to evade NKorea sanctions

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.


Signs can go wild during election season

If you were waiting to put up 50-foot billboards in your yard proclaiming the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials, your moment has arrived. Election season means…

Rep. Keith Ellison, former Bernie supporter, to spin for Clinton at debate
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Rep. Keith Ellison, former Bernie supporter, to spin for Clinton at debate


Signs can go wild during election season

If you were waiting to put up 50-foot billboards in your yard proclaiming the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials, your moment has arrived. Election season means…


Live tweeting the presidential debate

Star Tribune staffers provide live-tweet coverage of the first presidential debate.


5 things to watch at Clinton-Trump debate; starts at 8 p.m.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet Monday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., for their first presidential debate — the face-to-face culmination of months…


Why tonight's debate is most critical moment of campaigns

It takes a certain sort of magic for a presidential debate to shift a race, it seems, some weird alchemy combining ingredients like viewership and mistakes and perceptions and medium. It's almost never about policy.


5 things to know about debate moderator Lester Holt

Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News” will moderate Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Previous moderators have advised this year’s questioners…


Pre-debate guessing game: Will the first also be the last?

Before the debate comes the pre-debate. And in 2016, the pre-debate — titillating the politerati and network executives alike — goes something like this: Will…


Rep. Keith Ellison, former Bernie supporter, to spin for Clinton at debate

Rep. Keith Ellison, former Bernie supporter, to spin for Clinton at debate


Sen. Klobuchar raps to 'Hamilton' producer, requests show go to MN

Sen. Klobuchar raps to "Hamilton" producer, requests show go to MN


Televised debates can change the race

A witty line, an emotional moment or a glaring error can be the difference between winning a high-stakes presidential debate and losing. These unpredictable, nationally…


A look at the battle for the U.S. House

The ability of the next president to fulfill campaign promises could depend on which party has control of Congress.