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Clinton, in book, says Trump's debate stalking made her skin crawl

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says in her new book that Donald Trump made her skin crawl by stalking her around the stage in a campaign debate and she wonders if she should have told him to "back up, you creep."

Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

HARTFORD (Reuters) - Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state.

Trump voices mild optimism about ties with North Korea

PHOENIX (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump expressed cautious optimism on Tuesday about a possible improvement in relations with North Korea after months of mounting tension over its weapons programs.

White House says some members of infrastructure advisory council resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some members of a White House infrastructure advisory council have resigned, the White House said on Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump's response to violence at a rally by white nationalists in Virginia prompted business leaders and cultural figures to quit other panels in protest.

Exclusive: Trump's Afghan decision may increase U.S. air power, training

ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump's decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday.

Fujifilm unit wins $768 million defense contract: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc, a unit of Fujifilm Holdings Corp, has been awarded a $768 million contract for digital imaging network picture archiving communications system products and maintenance, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

As tax debate heats up, Republicans tweak business interest plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans, seeking to address the complaints of small businesses, are floating changes to their controversial proposal to eliminate business tax deductions for debt interest payments, business lobbyists said on Tuesday.

Treasury Secretary's wife snipes at critic of Instagram photo

(Reuters) - The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has sniped at a critic on social media site Instagram who called her "deplorable" for a post highlighting her designer clothing as she exited a government plane.

Trump talks tough on Pakistan's 'terrorist' havens, but options scarce

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go.

Big protests expected as Trump plans Phoenix rally

WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Large protests could greet President Donald Trump on Tuesday when he travels to Arizona for his first campaign rally since he caused an uproar with his remarks about a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia.

Democratic senators press on whether White House aide under probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Democratic U.S. senators wrote to senior administration officials on Monday seeking confirmation on whether White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka is under criminal investigation for failing to disclose his membership in a Hungarian neo-Nazi organization.

Trump to visit section of U.S.-Mexican border wall in Arizona

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will visit a section of a U.S.-Mexican border fence in Arizona on Tuesday as he seeks congressional funding for the wall he wants built, administration officials said on Monday.

Trump to present vision for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It will be President Donald Trump's turn on Monday to address a problem that vexed his two predecessors when he details his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, America's longest military conflict.

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