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Clinton and Trump face off in first Presidential debate

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HEMPSTEAD, NY (Mississippi News Now) -

With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night.

The debate will be at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and will begin at 8 p.m. CT and will run without commercial interruption on WLBT.

The 90-minute televised debate comes six weeks before Election Day and with early voting already underway in some states. 

There will be six 15-minute segments and each topic will take up two of those segments.

NBC's Lester Holt is the moderator, and will open each segment with a question. The candidate will have two minutes to respond, and then an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates. 

Holt has chosen the topics of America's Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing America.

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