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Tuesday’s news: President Trump comments on the recent special election in Ohio as well as the latest developments in the Mueller probe. The president also signed a new defense bill. The Manafort trial continues and primary election season is upon us.

"Trump Attacks Kasich Over Ohio Race—and Kasich Welcomes the Attention" by The Washington Post’s Robert Costa

“President Trump taunted Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday, asserting that his increasingly vocal Republican rival is “very unpopular” and a “failed presidential candidate,” and to blame for the narrow margin in last week’s special congressional election in the state.” https://wapo.st/2MnOQoX

"FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok, as Trump Calls for Russia Investigation to be Dropped" by CBS News’s Paula Reid

“The FBI fires Peter Strzok. The agent faced criticism over anti-Trump texts and was involved in the Mueller probe.” https://cbsn.ws/2MIoeMp

"Trump Signs Defense Bill to Boost Military, Target China" by The Wall Street Journal’s Vivian Salama

“President Trump signed into law Monday a defense-spending bill that received widespread bipartisan backing for its efforts to counter Chinese aggression and support U.S. military servicemen and women.” https://on.wsj.com/2vKmA6l

"Manafort Trial Day 10: Prosecution Rests, Manafort Defense Starts Tuesday" by Politico’s Josh Gerstein

“Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors rested their case against Paul Manafort on Monday afternoon after calling more than two dozen witnesses in their tax- and bank-fraud case against the former Trump campaign chairman.” https://politi.co/2KQCkcY

"Latest Primaries: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut And Vermont" by NPR’s Kelsey Snell

“The 2018 midterms have been dominated by talk of Democratic gains, but Tuesday Republicans will pick nominees in several places they hope to flip House seats and even governors' mansions.” https://n.pr/2nBiQQ9