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GOP leader cancels most of August recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he was canceling most of the Senate's August recess to give lawmakers time to pass spending bills before a Sept. 30 deadline and to confirm more of President Donald Trump's appointees. But a senior Senate Democratic aide said it was a tactic to give Republicans an advantage in the midterm elections.