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Clinton’s Flash of Anger Highlights Toll of Sanders’ Relentless Critique

She’s still favored to win the nomination, but her rival has exploited her weaknesses with restive Democrats.
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Clinton Has Angry Exchange With Greenpeace Activist

Hillary Clinton is becoming increasingly irritated by Bernie Sanders’ pointed attacks that portray her as a tool of special interests, people close to her say, leading her to sharpen her approach to the primary at a time when she hoped to get a head start on the general election. 

Clinton takes Sanders’ recent attacks personally, her aides say, and is fed up with fending them off when she’d rather be laying out her policy positions or leveling critiques of Republican front-runner Donald Trump. They also worry that Sanders’ jabs seem aimed at inflaming his supporters against her—possibly to a point where they won’t support her in November.