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Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is criticizing the Democratic National Committee for moving to scrap virtual caucuses in Iowa and Nevada over hacking concerns.

The DNC has disallowed plans to increase participation in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

I strongly urge the DNC to embrace our party’s values and allow absentee voting, either through a virtual caucus, mail-in, or early voting process. pic.twitter.com/V85BIJtq4v

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Trump’s press secretary announced in a statement that the president will welcome the emir of Kuwait to the White House on Sept. 12.

“The visit will build on the longstanding partnership between the United States and Kuwait and further strengthen our substantial economic and security ties,” the statement reads. “The two leaders are expected to discuss regional developments, bilateral security cooperation, and counterterrorism issues.”

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