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Voters cast their ballots in Kentucky, New York and Virginia; John Bolton's book is out: 5 things to know Tuesday

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Voters cast their ballots in Kentucky, New York and Virginia, John Bolton's book is out and more news you need to know Tuesday.
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John Bolton, a former national security adviser for President Trump, is officially releasing his new book “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” next week, but it’s already creating a stir.

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U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday the United States should consider economic sanctions on Russia as part of a strong U.S. response if it is true that Moscow offered bounty payments to Taliban forces for killing Americans in Afghanistan.

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