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    ‘Apparent Terrorist Attacks’ Jolt Presidential Race

    It’s a commander in chief test. Bombs in New York City and New Jersey and stabbings in Minnesota do not appear to have been coordinated, but they jolted a terror-wary nation over the weekend. On Saturday, Donald Trump declared that a bomb had gone off in Manhattan two hours before it was officially confirmed, while Hillary Clinton was initially more cautious, but yesterday labeled the attacks apparent terrorism. While both candidates would not stray much from President Obama’s counterterrorism strategy, Trump has offered sharper rhetoric about an imperiled America.

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