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YOUR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

'Would' or 'Wouldn't'? Watch Trump change his words from Putin summit

CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes a look at the juxtaposition between President Donald Trump's comments at his press conference with Vladimir Putin and Trump's clarifying statement Tuesday. Read more

Born in the USA: Having a baby is costly and confusing, even for a health policy expert

The delivery room, used for all of one minute: $7,000. Two Tylenols: $25. Lab work: $1,200. And that doesn't include the baby. Read more

'Bizarre,' 'shameful': Lawmakers react to Trump's press conference with Putin

Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "bizarre," ''shameful" and a "missed opportunity" to stand up to Russia. Read more

ON THE TRAIL

Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. Read more

Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record. Read more

Insider Q&A: Being creative about hiring in tight job market

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, has seen job markets of both extremes in his 35 years in recruiting: The ultra-low unemployment of the late 1990s, sky-high unemployment during the Great Recession and now back to a jobless rate of just 4 percent. Read more

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DIGITAL EXCLUSIVES

Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating. Read more

Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record. Read more

Insider Q&A: Being creative about hiring in tight job market

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, has seen job markets of both extremes in his 35 years in recruiting: The ultra-low unemployment of the late 1990s, sky-high unemployment during the Great Recession and now back to a jobless rate of just 4 percent. Read more

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Page: Russians had a sense of optimism on US relations

Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page told CNN's Jake Tapper that while he was on a trip to Moscow, which he says was academic in… Read more

Ex-Trump adviser grilled over Kremlin ties

Fmr. adviser to Donald Trump's campaign Carter Page is questioned by ABC's George Stephanopoulos over his stated role as an informal advise… Read more

Who is Carter Page?

Everything you need to know about oil consultant Carter Page, and his connection to both President Trump and Russia. Read more