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This is CNN STUDENT NEWS, 10 minutes of commercial-free current events, featuring some big debates from Wednesday night.
Fifteen of the Republican candidates hoping to win their party's nomination for president took the stage the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
The event had two parts.
The first included four GOP presidential hopefuls and an afternoon debate.
The second included 11 and was broadcast in the evening primetime.
This was a chance for the candidates to grab the nation's attention.
They're trying to lay out their vision for America, to stand out from the other candidates, to generate voter interests and to attract more donors to their campaigns.
The first debate for Democrats takes place in October and we'll bring you highlights of that event as well.
Now, here are some of the most significant from the Republican's main event.
I mean, people at home want to know across this country, they want to know what we're going to do to fix this place, how we're going to balance a budget, how we're going to create more economic growth, how we're going to pay down the debt.
What we're going to do to strengthen the military.
For the 55-year-old construction worker out in that audience tonight who doesn't have a job, who can't fund his child's education, I've got to tell you the truth.
They could care less about your careers, they care about theirs.Yes.
Having met Vladimir Putin, I wouldn't talk to him at all.
We've talked way too much to him.
What I would do, immediately, is begin rebuilding the Sixth Fleet, I would begin rebuilding the missile defense program in Poland,I would conduct regular, aggressive military exercises in the Baltic States.
I'd probably send a few thousand more troops into Germany.
Vladimir Putin would get the message.