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US presidential debate expected to be rare draw in polarised age

The total audience for the televised debate between Mrs Clinton and Mr Trump on Monday night, network executives and political strategists say, could be as high as 100 million viewers - Super Bowl territory.

New York

The uniquely uncivil presidential campaign is about to produce one of the biggest civic gatherings in decades: for 90 minutes on Monday night, a polarised nation will pause to watch the first head-to-head encounter between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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