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CNN announces details of Republican presidential debate

(CNN)CNN and the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Library announced Wednesday the details of a September debate featuring candidates for the Republican nomination for President.

The Sept. 16, 2015 event will be divided into two parts featuring two groups of candidates. One grouping will feature the top 10 candidates according to public polling, and the other will include candidates who meet the minimum threshold of 1 percent in public polling but are ranked outside the top 10.
    The debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and will air live on CNN, CNN International and CNN Espanol. The Salem Radio Network will broadcast the debate.
    "We support and respect the decision CNN has made," Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said about the debate's format.
    On Wednesday, Fox News also released details of its Republican debate in August. Ten Republicans polling the best in national polls will eligible for that event.