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    Trump’s Flailing Overshadows Clinton’s Bad News Cycle

    Limelight? She’ll let him have it. In a normal week, the Democratic nominee would be scarred by “mischaracterizing” the FBI investigation into her emails, Democratic National Committee bloodletting, new examination of Obama administration “ransom” payments to Iran and news that Donald Trump nearly matched her in fundraising last month. Instead, she’s avoiding scrutiny and needling Trump from afar as the billionaire’s headline-grabbing outbursts cause daily Republican defections and campaign turmoil — leading to increased talk of GOP leaders giving up on him by Labor Day and diverting resources to shaky Congressional races.

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