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This election year, WUWM and other public radio stations have collaborated with NPR on A Nation Engaged. The project has probed voters on how they feel about a variety of issues.

In our final installments this week, we ask Milwaukeeans what it means to them to be Americans, and what the next president could do to advance that vision. We collected these responses at a job fair for veterans in Milwaukee.

Updated at 6:30 p.m.

The Republican National Committee is sticking with embattled GOP nominee Donald Trump even as House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he would no longer defend his party's presidential nominee.

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Wisconsin still isn’t sure how the presidential race will play out here. But the candidates or their surrogates continue coming to campaign. A couple rallies over the weekend didn’t turn out exactly as planned.

The second debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton promised a great deal and managed to deliver on much of it. But those expecting either to see Trump knocked out of the race or to see him dramatically reverse the current campaign momentum went away disappointed.

It could be said this meeting had the highest stakes ever for any single debate, even as it set new lows for the level of personal attacks.

NPR Fact Check: Second Trump, Clinton Debate

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Held in a town hall style, about half the questions came from uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization and the other half were asked by the moderators, CNN's Anderson Cooper and ABC's Martha Raddatz.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate.

It's hard to be any more gobsmacked about the state of the presidential race right now, after a video of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women surfaced Friday, prompting more than 30 prominent Republicans to call for him to step aside as the nominee.

The controversial whistleblower organization WikiLeaks on Friday released emails that they say are linked to Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Editor's note: This post contains language that is crude and explicit and that many will find offensive.

Updated 11:15 p.m. ET with comments by Trump supporters

Just two days before Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are set to meet for their second presidential debate, more damaging audio of the GOP nominee using crude language about women and how he would hit on them has surfaced.

One of the most watched Senate races this year is a re-match in Wisconsin, between incumbent Republican Senator Ron Johnson — who swept into office six years ago on the Tea Party wave — and longtime Democrat Russ Feingold, who’s trying to win back his old seat.

WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the race, and the issues the candidates are talking about.

With just a month left until November 8, it’s almost impossible to avoid news about the U.S. presidential race. But middle schoolers on Milwaukee’s south side are focusing on their own campaigns in the race for student council.

It’s a Monday, after school. Twenty kids running for St. Anthony’s student council are gathered in a classroom to work on their campaigns.

Some are clacking away on laptops preparing speeches, others have gathered art supplies and big sheets of white paper to make campaign posters.

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Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice presidential debate Tuesday night at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

READ: How The V.P. Nominees Differ From The Tops of Their Tickets

The debate is divided into nine time segments that are about 10 minutes each and is moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS News.

The office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a "Notice of Violation" to the Donald J. Trump Foundation and ordered the foundation to cease and desist from soliciting contributions in New York.

The notice states that the Trump Foundation failed to register with the Charities Bureau before soliciting contributions or engaging in fundraising activities.

Most Americans remember the 1990s as a prosperous time when companies were expanding, wages rising and stock prices soaring. In 1997, Fortune magazine published a story headlined: "These Are The Good Old Days ... The U.S. Economy Is Stronger Than It's Ever Been Before."

Donald Trump's campaign is responding to a New York Times report that the real estate mogul claimed hundreds of millions of dollars in losses on tax returns in 1995 — an amount that could have allowed him to legally avoid paying income taxes for many years.

The 1995 tax records obtained by the newspaper show Trump as having reported a $916 million loss on personal income tax returns during that year.

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Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump delivered a rousing speech to a packed house in Waukesha on Wednesday night. Several thousand people turned out to see Trump at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Trump made many promises during the rally, but also spent time bashing his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Many supporters wore red baseball caps and waved signs that read “Make America Great Again.” Trump started off by blasting Hillary Clinton, particularly in her performance as Secretary of State during the Obama administration.

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