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In the first presidential debate of 2016, Donald Trump continued to deny that he supported the Iraq War, launching into a bizarre rant about conversations he had with Sean Hannity as evidence of his opposition even though he told Howard Stern in 2002 that he supported the war.

"If somebody would call up Sean Hannity, before the war started, he and I used to have arguments about the war. I said it's a terrible and stupid thing, it's going destabilize the Middle East and that's exactly what it's done," Trump said during the debate.

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Donald Trump squirmed at Monday's presidential debate when pressed on why he continued to push birther claims against President Obama, even after Obama's birth certificate was released in 2011.

"We're talking about racial healing in this segment. What do you say to Americans?" moderator Lester Holt asked.

"He should have produced it a long time before. I say nothing," Trump said.

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Informed by moderator Lester Holt that stop-and-frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York state for unfairly targeting black and Latino men during Monday’s presidential debate, Donald Trump offered a spirited defense of the policing practice while also reminding the audience that Hillary Clinton once referred to young black men in gangs as “super-predators.”

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Hillary Clinton pounced on Donald Trump at Monday's presidential debate for saying he would only release his tax returns if she released missing emails from her private server, and speculated that his refusal to release them because he is not as rich or as charitable as he claims.

"You have got to ask yourself why won't he release his tax returns? And I think there may be a couple of reasons. First, maybe he is not as rich as he says he is. Second, maybe he is not as charitable as he claims to be," Clinton said. "Third, we don't know all of his business dealings, but we have been told through investigative reporting that he owes about $650 million to Wall Street and foreign banks."

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