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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, September 26, 2016. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)

Clinton, Trump and America's voters: The winners and losers 39 MIN, 55 SEC

It was the first direct confrontation between the two most unpopular presidential candidates since public opinion polling began. Donald Trump said he was out campaigning while Hillary Clinton was getting prepared. Clinton compared Trump’s life in private business to her years of experience in public office. It was mostly about personalities and stage presence--while touching on jobs, race and gender. 

More:
Dovere on Clinton's victory in last night's debate
NPR on last night's debate
Annenberg Public Policy Center on what's behind the numbers in televised presidential debates
The Federalist's 6 quick takeaways from last night's debate
Christie's NY Times op-ed, "Looking Down on Black America"
How NPR factchecked the first presidential debate in realtime, on top of a live transcript

Violence in Aleppo reaches new level of horror 10 MIN, 25 SEC

The latest assault on Aleppo has the UN Secretary General, the US and other Western Nations accusing Russia and the Syrian government of committing war crimes.

Kenan Rahmani is a Syrian-American law student who's often visited Damascus. In April of this year, he joined us to talk about the future of Syria and he was mostly optimistic about the rebel-held areas he had visited then. Rahmani joins us again today, as the latest bombardment of Aleppo has the UN Secretary General, the US and other western countries accusing Syria and Russia of war crime.

Guests:
Kenan Rahmani, Syrian-American law student (@KenanRahmani)

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