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  • Your kidney stone: A user’s guide
    David Pogue

    Your kidney stone: A user’s guide

    Ew! Who’d want to read about kidney stones? Heat leads to dehydration, which leads to kidney stones. According to some women who have both had a kidney stone and given birth, the stone hurts more than childbirth.

  • This is the surreal 1997 press conference Donald Trump held to discuss Alicia Machado’s weight
    Dylan Stableford

    This is the surreal 1997 press conference Donald Trump held to discuss Alicia Machado’s weight

    On May 17, 1996, in Las Vegas, Alicia Machado, a 19-year-old from Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe, the beauty pageant that Donald Trump would buy later that same year. Eight months later, in New York City, Trump, the contest’s new executive producer, stood next to Machado as she rode a stationary bike surrounded by a scrum of local cameramen and news reporters and flanked by a personal trainer. “I went to the Miss Universe contest last year,” Trump told reporters.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate
    Calvin Woodward and Christopher s. Rugaber, Associated Press

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

    For all of his occasional restraint, Donald Trump offered debate viewers a greatest-hits collection from his history of mangled facts, with some new ones thrown in. For all of her policy sobriety, Hillary ...

  • Donald Trump: I opposed Iraq War, just call Sean Hannity!
    Michael Walsh

    Donald Trump: I opposed Iraq War, just call Sean Hannity!

    Feel free to call Sean Hannity if you want to know what Donald Trump thought about invading Iraq before the war started. Trump frequently touts his purported opposition to the now-unpopular war as proof of his vision when it comes to foreign policy. “I did not support the war in Iraq,” Trump said at the debate.

  • Debate scorecard: How Clinton and Trump compared on six key presidential qualities
    Andrew Romano

    Debate scorecard: How Clinton and Trump compared on six key presidential qualities

    You could, if you were so inclined, distill Monday’s marquee clash between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University to a single iconic incident: Trump sniffling several times per sentence, perhaps, or Clinton debuting a new dance move.

  • Preparation pays off for Clinton in debate matchup
    Garance Franke Ruta

    Preparation pays off for Clinton in debate matchup

    Donald Trump is the king of declaratory moral judgments. This is particularly true when it comes to judgments about his presidential rival, Hillary Clinton. “She can’t bring it home,” he said in the spin room after the first presidential debate Monday in Hempstead, N.Y.  “She doesn’t have what it takes to make America great again,” he observed wearily at another point.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate
    Associated Press

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

    Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. TRUMP, denying Clinton’s accusation that he supported the Iraq war: “Wrong. THE FACTS: There is no evidence Trump expressed public opposition to the war before the U.S. invaded, despite his repeated insistence that he did.

  • Lester Holt tries, with mixed success, to fact-check the debates
    Lisa Belkin

    Lester Holt tries, with mixed success, to fact-check the debates

    After a week of debate over whether the moderator of the first presidential debate should fact-check answers in addition to asking questions, Lester Holt’s answer was to try, but not always succeed. More than half a dozen times during the debate, Holt interrupted to question a candidate — on all but one occasion, Donald Trump — who he said had gone off track. Holt’s most combative interaction with Trump was over whether the Republican nominee had supported the war in Iraq — which, not coincidentally, was what Lauer was strongly criticized for not challenging.

  • Trump avoids Bill Clinton’s scandals ‘out of respect for Chelsea’
    Jerry Adler and Hunter Walker

    Trump avoids Bill Clinton’s scandals ‘out of respect for Chelsea’

    Going into Monday night’s presidential debate, there was much speculation about whether Donald Trump would raise former President Bill Clinton’s history with women. In the spin room afterward, Yahoo News’ Hunter Walker asked Trump if he was “tempted” to raise the topic, as he has done repeatedly on the campaign trial. “I was, but I decided not to do it out of respect for Chelsea,” Trump replied.

  • Trump boasts at debate that he did ‘good job’ on birther issue
    Liz Goodwin

    Trump boasts at debate that he did ‘good job’ on birther issue

    Hillary Clinton sharply criticized Donald Trump for pushing a “racist birther lie” about President Obama during a heated exchange at Monday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. Moderator Lester Holt asked Trump to explain his yearslong campaign supporting the conspiracy theory questioning Obama’s citizenship and birthplace. “I was the one that got him to produce the birth certificate, and I think I did a good job,” Trump said.

  • Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump exchange fierce blows to kick off debate
    Liz Goodwin

    Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump exchange fierce blows to kick off debate

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded blows on a host of topics in the opening hour of the first presidential debate Monday, with Clinton pinning Trump on his refusal to release his tax returns and Trump painting Clinton as an ineffective politician with no fresh ideas. Debate moderator Lester Holt asked Trump why he’s broken with tradition in not releasing his tax returns.

  • Donald Trump’s sniffling distracts debate watchers
    Jerry Adler

    Donald Trump’s sniffling distracts debate watchers

    Hillary Clinton’s health has been an issue in the campaign, at least since her bout of pneumonia two weeks ago. Donald Trump takes a drink of water during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

  • Presidential debate live updates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump face off at Hofstra
    Yahoo News Staff

    Presidential debate live updates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump face off at Hofstra

    Campaign rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off on Monday for the first of three general-election presidential debates, in what is predicted to be one of the most-watched moments in modern political history. And we will be there live!

  • Donald Trump’s new campaign-trail discipline is about to be tested at debate
    Holly Bailey

    Donald Trump’s new campaign-trail discipline is about to be tested at debate

    Donald Trump has long bragged he can act presidential if he wants to. And, over the last month — with a few exceptions here and there — he has set aside his stream-of-consciousness politicking in favor of a more controlled message.

  • Let’s go to the tape: Clinton and Trump’s top 10 debate moments
    Jerry Adler

    Let’s go to the tape: Clinton and Trump’s top 10 debate moments

    One of the largest audiences in the history of presidential debates — perhaps the largest ever — is expected to watch when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face each other for the first time on the same stage. Clinton has a debate history that includes not just her appearances with Bernie Sanders in this cycle, but her epic confrontations with Barack Obama in 2008, all the way back to her campaign for United States senator in 2000. Trump built his winning primary campaign in large measure on his performance in a dozen debates against nine or more rivals since entering the race in 2015.

  • Zach Galifianakis uncomfortably questions Hillary Clinton in incredible ‘Between Two Ferns’ video
    Colin Campbell

    Zach Galifianakis uncomfortably questions Hillary Clinton in incredible ‘Between Two Ferns’ video

    Comedian Zach Galifianakis asked Hillary Clinton a series of awkward and inappropriate questions in a “Between Two Ferns” video released Thursday. Among other things, Galifianakis suggested that Clinton, a former secretary of state, had fetched coffee for President Obama. Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months?

  • Like everything else, the debates are all about Trump
    Matt Bai

    Like everything else, the debates are all about Trump

    Whether from incompetence or instability, Donald Trump has made himself not the default alternative to a deeply distrusted candidate, but the dominant and more divisive figure of the two.

  • Cory Booker calls for supporting police, but also recognizing ‘implicit racial bias’
    Gabby Kaufman

    Cory Booker calls for supporting police, but also recognizing ‘implicit racial bias’

    “Donald Trump is counterfactual, ahistoric — in other words, he persistently lies and has no appreciation of history,” Booker said. Trump’s name came up again in the discussion when it turned to the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, and the subsequent arrest of suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami. After Rahami was apprehended, Trump said police forces “know who a lot of these people are.

  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Trump Jr.’s refugees tweet was ‘totally inappropriate and undermines’ U.S. values
    Colin Campbell

    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Trump Jr.’s refugees tweet was ‘totally inappropriate and undermines’ U.S. values

    The younger Trump sparked outrage when he shared an image asking people if they'd eat Skittles if some were poisonous. “That’s our Syrian refugee problem,” his image concluded.

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami: Everything we know about the NYC and N.J. bombing suspect
    Michael Isikoff and Dylan Stableford

    Ahmad Khan Rahami: Everything we know about the NYC and N.J. bombing suspect

    Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old suspect in the bombings in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend, was taken into custody after a shootout with police in Linden, N.J., on Monday morning, officials said. ABC’s New York affiliate captured images of the Rahami as he was taken away from the scene in an ambulance. • His last known address was in Elizabeth, N.J., where five explosive devices were found at a train station on Sunday night.

  • Donald Trump tells crowd a ‘bomb went off in New York’ though officials had not confirmed cause of explosion
    Hunter Walker

    Donald Trump tells crowd a ‘bomb went off in New York’ though officials had not confirmed cause of explosion

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a crowd at a rally that a “bomb” went off in New York City before any confirmation came from official sources about what caused an explosion in Manhattan on Saturday night. “I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York. About two hours later, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference that the explosion on 23rd Street appeared to be the result of an “intentional” act and that there was no indication it was linked to terrorism.

  • Mark Cuban offers Donald Trump $10 million for policy interview
    Colin Campbell

    Mark Cuban offers Donald Trump $10 million for policy interview

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offered Donald Trump an unusual deal on Friday: $10 million in exchange for a four-hour interview. In a series of tweets, Cuban initially said Trump could have the money go to the charity of his choice. The billionaire “Shark Tank” star, who frequently taunts Trump on Twitter, issued the offer hours after Trump slammed him in a Fox Business interview Friday morning.

  • Obama scolds press for ‘birther’ question, urges focus on ‘serious’ issues
    Olivier Knox

    Obama scolds press for ‘birther’ question, urges focus on ‘serious’ issues

    President Obama on Friday scolded the news media for asking about Donald Trump’s latest flirtation with the racist “birther” movement the GOP nominee has long championed, telling reporters to focus on “more serious issues” in the 2016 race for the White House. Obama’s comments came after Trump, who for years was a proponent of the discredited racist theory that the nation’s first black president was not born in the United States and may therefore be in office illegitimately, refused to say in a new story, published late Thursday, whether he had changed his mind. Obama spoke to the media at a White House meeting designed to shore up weak support in Congress for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

  • Snowden lied and acted out of pique, House report charges
    Michael Isikoff

    Snowden lied and acted out of pique, House report charges

    A new bipartisan report by the House Intelligence Committee depicts former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden as a “serial exaggerator and fabricator” who only began downloading highly classified documents after being reprimanded over a “workplace spat” with his bosses. The highly damning report, which accuses Snowden of doing “tremendous damage to national security,” was released by the committee late Thursday — the day before the release of a new Oliver Stone movie about the case that portrays its subject as a courageous whistleblower who exposed frightening and illegal surveillance by the U.S. government. It also comes the same week that Snowden’s supporters mounted a public campaign to win him a pardon from President Obama, allowing him to return from Moscow without facing a criminal prosecution that could result in years behind bars.

  • Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia
    ap.org

    Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Back on the campaign trail, a reflective Hillary Clinton said Thursday her three-day, doctor-mandated break gave her new perspective on why she's running to be president. She vowed to close her campaign against Donald Trump by giving Americans "something to vote for, not just against."