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Clinton, Trump clash over plans for growing US economy

The Latest on the first of three presidential debates between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

Published: 27th September 2016 06:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2016 06:57 AM   |  A+A-

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (AP)

By AFP

HEMPSTEAD: Democrat Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump took the stage Monday for their crucial first presidential debate, in what could be the most watched US political event in years.

The two White House hopefuls, in a virtual dead heat in polls with barely six weeks before the November 8 election, cordially shook hands as they readied for a 90-minute face-off.

With question about creating jobs was asked, Clinton, Trump clashed over plans for growing US economy.

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