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2020 roundup: Trump touts foreign policy wins; Biden defends veterans in Florida; a rare endorsement
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2020 roundup: Trump touts foreign policy wins; Biden defends veterans in Florida; a rare endorsement

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The latest headlines and other things you should know today from the 2020 election.

There are 49 days until Election Day. Here's today's latest:

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President Donald Trump speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. 

Trump highlights foreign policy wins as he woos voters

In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he’s highlighting with voters in the run-up to the election, but his report card on the most serious threats to U.S. national security shows an “incomplete.”

The Trump administration is hosting the leaders of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Tuesday at the White House, where the two nations formally recognized Israel. Trump officials also brokered an economic cooperation agreement between Serbia and Kosovo, bitter foes in the Balkan wars. And Trump has moved to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and held U.S. talks with the Taliban, which paved the way for fragile all-Afghan peace negotiations that began last weekend. Read the full story here:

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable discussion with veterans, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. 

In Florida, Biden criticizes Trump for remarks on veterans

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden is tearing into President Donald Trump for his reported remarks referring to fallen soldiers as “suckers” during a Tuesday campaign visit to the key battleground state of Florida.

“Nowhere are his faults more glaring and more offensive, to me at least, than when it comes to his denigration of our service members, veterans, wounded warriors who have fallen,” Biden said at a campaign event with veterans in the Tampa area.

It marked Biden’s latest reaction on remarks, sourced anonymously and first reported in The Atlantic, describing offensive comments by the president toward fallen and captured U.S. service members, including calling World War I dead at an American military cemetery in France “losers” and “suckers” in 2018.

Trump has denied the remarks. Read the full story here:

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