Government & Politics

Government & Politics

Facts, faces, zingers: What America will be watching in the first presidential debate

The first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may be among the most-watched programs in history. Here’s a guide on what to expect — and what both candidates will try to accomplish.

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Mother uncovers lasting impact of son's organ donation

An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research — his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.

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Deep Background: Dissecting the Clinton, Trump campaigns ahead of first debate

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prepare for their historic first debate, Star reporters Dave Helling, Steve Kraske and Scott Canon dissect the campaigns' approach. What must the Democrat accomplish? What are Trump's challenges? And how has the media covered this unique campaign? All on Deep Background, the Star's podcast.
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Deep Background: Dissecting the Clinton, Trump campaigns ahead of first debate 4:17

Deep Background: Dissecting the Clinton, Trump campaigns ahead of first debate

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Clay Chastain outlines reasons for light rail

Donald Trump draws the ire of Nancy Kassebaum at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 3:16

Donald Trump draws the ire of Nancy Kassebaum at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

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