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|1. Clinton and Trump defend qualifications in debate preview
|Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump defended their qualifications to be president in back-to-back appearances at Wednesday’s Commander-in-Chief Forum in a preview of their coming debates. Moderator Matt Lauer grilled Clinton on her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state and her vote to authorize the Iraq invasion mistakes, vowing not to send more U.S. troops to Iraq or to Syria. Trump defended praise he has exchanged with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying Putin’s compliments would have no impact during policy negotiations with Moscow. Trump also blasted the records of Clinton and President Obama, saying the military’s generals have been “reduced to rubble” under Obama.
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