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Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel barely made it out of the crowded April 18 special election to replace Tom Price as the U.S. House member from Georgia's 6th Congressional District.  But, in the weeks since, the Republican has waged a close battle with Democrat Jon Ossoff, who finished first in April.  The two face each other in a runoff June 20.  Their contest has become the most expensive U.S. House race ever.

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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff nearly won the April 18 special election to replace Tom Price as the U.S. House member from Georgia's 6th Congressional District.  Now, he faces Republican Karen Handel in the June 20 runoff in a district that has been solidly Republican for years.  

On "Morning Edition," Denis O'Hayer talked with Ossoff about a wide range of issues, including reports of President Donald Trump disclosing classified information to Russian officials; healthcare reform; and whether Ossoff could take the independent course he has promised if he were elected.

Iran successfully transferred some of the billions of dollars' worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers, the head of the country's central bank said Tuesday. But ordinary Iranians are still waiting to see how their daily lives will improve and how fast Iranian companies will gain access to financial markets worldwide.

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Rivalry In Spotlight As Democrats Debate

The senator and the former secretary of state will be joined by a trio of less popular candidates who are looking to change their fortunes with a breakout moment in prime time.

2. Who Shells Russian Embassy In Syria

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to supporters in Buckhead.
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Rep. Geoff Duncan, R-Cumming, took the stage before Rubio. 

He said, "There's nobody I trust more in this campaign to handle this nation's security."

Rubio gave a stump speech that addressed North Korea, Russia and reached its climax with harsh criticism of the Iran nuclear deal.

"The Iranians run by a radical Shia cleric will also develop a nuclear weapon because of this recent deal the president is ramming down our throats," Rubio said.

In this Sunday, June 7, 2015, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office.
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The White House says President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet at the White House on Nov. 9.

It will be the first formal meeting between the two leaders in months.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the two leaders will discuss implementation of the Iran nuclear deal and other regional issues, as well as efforts to counter the Islamic State's activities in the region.