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Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen

GREENVILLE, N.C./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump stepped up his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will form a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020. Despite criticism from Democrats that his comments about the four minority congresswomen are racist,
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Democratic presidential hopefuls spend heavily on digital ads, staff

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls has spent heavily on digital advertising, investing early in ads that may bring more name recognition and help raise money, according to disclosures filed late on Monday. The timing of spending decisions for a presidential campaign could be critical. Candidates that spend too much
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U.S. ambassador to Japan to resign this month

(Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty is resigning this month after two years in office, the U.S. Embassy said on Tuesday. Hagerty, who succeeded Caroline Kennedy as envoy to one of Washington’s most important allies in late July 2017, upheld U.S. President Donald Trump’s hard line on trade during his time in office. […]