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Clinton digs in and prevails in first debate with Trump

Mr Trump and Mrs Clinton facing off during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday. This debate seems likely to bolster Mrs Clinton's advantage on questions of temperament and tolerance, and amplify Mr Trump's blustery message of drastic change.

New York

SOME debates seem to transform the fundamentals of a political campaign. The first clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday was not one of those events.

Rather than shifting the lines of the presidential race, this debate seems likely to deepen them -