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Campaign 2016
Presidential Debate
Donald Trump aggressively blamed the nation’s chronic problems on Hillary Clinton yet found himself mostly on the defensive in their first debate as she accused him of racist behavior, hiding potential conflicts of interest and “stiffing” those who helped build his business empire.
Many wondered which version of the unpredictable GOP candidate would show up at the debate. The answer is, two versions did.
The Democratic nominee began with a dig at the very core of Donald Trump's identity as a self-made success story, then kept up the jabs and the footwork.
(Photo by Melina Mara; video by Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post)
Trump repeatedly relied on troublesome and false facts that have been debunked throughout the campaign. Clinton stretched the truth on occasion, but her misstatements paled in comparison to his.
Hillary Clinton wasn’t perfect, but she was, unsurprisingly, very well prepared. Lester Holt and Merriam-Webster also had a good night. It wasn’t so great for Donald Trump — or his website.
The NBC News anchor often stayed in the background — sometimes to the debate’s detriment.
Join The Post's James Hohmann as he interviews the United States Secretary of Agriculture and former Iowa governor about his take on the debate, including how the candidates’ policies and personas are resonating with rural voters.
  • Jan 1, 1970
Developers, who want to make the Museum Square apartment complex more upscale, offered to sell the building to residents for $250 million. An appeals court said that number was arbitrary.
Police said a woman was working out near Tawes Hall when a naked man approached and began to exercise alongside her.
One Petworth official suggested the idea as debate continues over whether to add a bike lane and remove a vehicle lane at two traffic circles.
The town is one of the oldest black communities in the U.S. (Michael S. Williamson/Post)
Richard Stewart's ode to Nat Turner is on a house on Pocahontas Island. (Michael S. Williamson/Post)
The museum is full of artifacts related to the African American struggle. (Michael S. Williamson/Post)
Richard Stewart is the proprietor of the Pocahontas Black History Museum. (Michael S. Williamson/Post)
Richard Stewart displays shackles that were used in the slave trade. (Michael S. Williamson/Post)
Richard Stewart has transformed one of the country’s oldest African American communities into a homespun historical park in the middle of the Appomattox River near downtown Petersburg, Va.
FIRST BITE | The breakout stars on Sweet Home’s menu: fried chicken, oyster pan roast, sweet potato pie and more.
Ramos had to be carried into the dugout in Washington's 14-4 loss to Arizona.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 70s today accompanied by light breezes coming in from the northwest.
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The unsealing of criminal charges and the imposition of new sanctions are aimed at shutting down a major Chinese node supporting North Korea’s weapons proliferation, officials said.
Unnatural Causes
Sick and Dying in Small-Town America
The agriculture secretary must confront not only the rural drug crisis but also the frustrations and feelings of economic hopelessness that have taken root and allowed the epidemic to flourish.
Failure to start the camera before interacting with civilians is a violation of the department’s policy, and, in this case, resulted in footage of the fatal police shooting not having audio evidence.
Campaign 2016
(Charles Sykes / AP)
The charitable foundation has received approximately $2.3 million from companies that owed money to Donald Trump or one of his businesses but were instructed to pay the foundation instead, according to people familiar with the transactions.
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The company calculated its profits after factoring in a tax rate that is more than five times the overall tax rate it actually paid last year.
While he’s being pushed forward as an alternative, the Communist loyalist isn’t recognized by many Tibetans and his status as Tibetan Buddhism’s second-most-important living religious figure is the subject of bitter controversy.
OPINION | A professor at the University of Pennsylvania talks about why faculty diversity is an important — and elusive — goal.
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(Jason Aldag/The Washington Post)
Here is how Lester Holt handled the first presidential debate
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The legacy of 'The King' of golf
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What’s inside the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll?
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James Hohmann kicks off his new live interview series in this debate debrief with Hon. Tom Vilsack.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and others explore the future of connected cities.
Who is Donald J. Trump? To discover the man in full, The Washington Post assembled a team of award-winning reporters and researchers to delve into every aspect of his improbable life. (Also available in hardcover.)
Explore the trove of original documents used in the development of The Post's biography about the Republican presidential nominee.