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—The debate begins at 9 p.m. ET and ends at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will be the only participants.

—Watch the debate live on each of the major networks and leading cable news sites, including NBC News and MSNBC. It will also be streamed live at NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com.


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Amid the frenetic preparations for the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, there's one thing the school apparently overlooked: how to spell the Democratic candidate's name.

"Souvenir tickets" issued to the 350 students for the first Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate had one glaring error: Clinton's name was spelled "Hilary," with one L.

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Billionaire businessman and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban will sit front row at tonight's debate, the Clinton campaign confirmed earlier.

A Clinton official described it as "the best seat" they have access to in the debate hall.

Cuban, who has repeatedly ripped Republican nominee Donald Trump, tweeted about his invite last week, writing, "Just got a front row seat to watch @HillaryClinton overwhelm @realDonaldTrump at the "Humbling at Hofstra" on Monday," Cuban tweeted. "It Is On!"

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The Clinton camp took steps Monday to target a unique group of voters — fantasy football leagues.

The campaign debuted a new anti-Trump ad on ESPN's Fantasy Football page that made a not-so-subtle dig at Donald Trump's preparation for the first presidential debate.

The ad reads: "Trump: he's like that guy in your fantasy league who talks trash all week and forgets to set his lineup."

The ad is also timed to be released before the Monday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons.

Poll: Clinton Holds 5-Point Lead Ahead of Debate

Just hours ahead of the first 2016 presidential debate, Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump by 5 points, 45 percent to 40 percent, unchanged from last week, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson trails behind with 10 percent support, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein has 3 percent support.

Pence Says Clinton Will Outline Path to 'Weaken' America

MILFORD, N.H. -- Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said Hillary Clinton will outline a path that has "weakened" America while previewing the first presidential debate on Monday.

The Indiana governor said Clinton will "keep America on a path that has weakened America's place in the world, stifled America's economy, walked away from our most cherished constitutional principles and our highest standards in public life."

He set up - seemingly confident - the debate stage for the swing state voters here.

"When those two candidates take the stage for the first time in the same place, no more media filters, no more parsing of words," Pence told the 200 gathered inside the union square. "The American people are going to be able to hear from two candidates, and they're going to hear about two futures for this country."

Pence, who earlier on Hugh Hewitt's radio program made the case that Clinton is "untrustworthy," contrasted the Democrat to Trump, who, he said, "literally embodies this spirit of America: strong, freedom-loving, independent, optimistic, and willing to fight for what he believes in."

The Indiana governor touted new polling, which, he asserted, shows the campaign "tied nationally."

A new Bloomberg Politics poll shows the duo tied at 46 percent in a national poll, but Monmouth University poll - also released on Monday - shows Clinton with a four-percentage point edge.

"The race is close here in New Hampshire. Some polls out today say it's tied nationally," Pence said. "We have tremendous momentum, more and more people everyday, despite the overwhelming bias in the national media, more and more people everyday are joining this movement to make America great again."

Jill Stein to Try and Get on Hofstra Debate Stage

Green Party presidential candidate said that she's going to try to "peacefully" appear on the debate stage tonight as she did not making the polling threshold of 15 percent, set by the independent Commission on Presidential Debates, to participate.

Stein told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson that she wants to "open up the debate so that we actually have a fair and inclusive debate."

The latest polling shows Stein at two percent, nationally.

"Seventy-two percent (of Americans) say they want to hear all four candidates who are on the ballot," Stein said.

We are "on enough voters' ballots that we can actually win the election. They have a right not only to vote, but to know who we can vote for," Stein said, referring to the Green Party's placement on 45 state ballots, making it mathematically feasible to win enough electoral votes to win the presidency.

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, who is poling around eight percent nationally, will also not be on the debate stage. He will be in New York City watching the debate and live tweeting from Twitter's offices in Chelsea.

Independent candidate Evan McMullin is on Long Island at Hofstra. He will be live Tweeting and hosting Facebook Live conversations.

Hillary Clinton Leads Among Millennial Voters

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump among millennial voters.

In the four-way general election match-up, 49 percent of those under age 30 support Clinton, and 26 percent support Trump; 16 percent of 18-29 year old likely voters support Johnson, and 7 percent support Stein. Millennial voters support the third-party candidates more than older voters—only 5 percent of those 65 and over support Johnson and only 1 percent support Stein.

Younger voters tend to support Democratic candidates, and they were an important group to President Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012. Clinton had some trouble securing the support of millennials throughout the Democratic primaries. Third-party candidates Johnson and Stein have done well with young voters and many Democrats fear that millennials might support third-party candidates or not vote at all.

Where Trump, Clinton Stand on the Issues

Monday night's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is structured to be an in-depth discussion of issues featuring six 15-minute segments on a variety of issues. The topics will generally address the themes of "America's direction, achieving prosperity, and securing America," the Commission on Presidential Debates announced last week.

Here's an abridged guide to where the candidates stand on the issues that will likely be canvassed during what will be a riveting television event.


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