With Clinton grounded, Trump under harsh spotlight

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves to the press as she leaves her daughter's apartment building after resting on September 11, 2016, in New YorkWith Hillary Clinton out of action, her White House rival Donald Trump was squarely in the spotlight Wednesday — but for the wrong reasons, facing scrutiny over his foundation and branded a “disgrace” by the former top diplomat Colin Powell. The Democratic nominee is expected back on the campaign trail on Thursday after a weekend health scare that grounded her for three days, right as her showdown with Republican Trump enters its final two-month stretch. In leaked emails posted on website DC Leaks, Powell blasted Trump as “a national disgrace and an international pariah,” a stinging attack on the brash billionaire from a cabinet member in the last Republican administration.

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