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The Latest: Trump tweets image with Clinton and Jewish star

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to supporters during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Denver. The summit, which brings together Republicans from across the West, runs through Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 02, 2016 - 1:25 PM

WASHINGTON - The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

Republican Donald Trump has created a stir on social media by posting online an image of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton with what appears to be a Star of David and a background of dollar bills.

Trump took Clinton's old Twitter avatar celebrating her status as the first presumptive female presidential nominee and added a background of dollar bills along with the words "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!" written over a six-point star.

The image posted Saturday quickly drew scrutiny online, raising accusations of anti-Semitism.

Trump deleted the tweet later in the day and replaced it with a version that uses a circle in place of the star.

A Trump campaign spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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4:10 p.m.

The chairman of the Republican National Committee says Hillary Clinton's FBI interview is an "unprecedented step" and makes her the first major party presidential candidate to be interviewed by the FBI "as part of a criminal investigation surrounding her reckless conduct."

During her four years as secretary of state, Clinton used a private email server for her government and personal emails rather than the State Department's email system. The FBI is investigating the potential mishandling of sensitive information.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (PREE-bus) says Clinton's FBI interview "reinforces her central role in deliberately creating a culture which put her own political ambitions above State Department rules and jeopardized our national security."

Priebus says the American people need to have confidence that President Barack Obama's Justice Department is conducting a fair and impartial investigation. And he says when Attorney General Loretta Lynch "meets secretly" with former President Bill Clinton just days before the interview, it "raises serious concerns about special treatment."

Earlier this week, Bill Clinton and Lynch met when their planes were at an airport in Phoenix. Lynch says the email investigation was not discussed but that she regrets having chatted with the former president.

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4:05 p.m.

Hillary Clinton will have some company in North Carolina next week when she makes her first joint campaign appearance with President Barack Obama.

Clinton's likely Republican rival, Donald Trump, has scheduled his own rally in the state the same day.

On Tuesday afternoon, Obama and Clinton plan to appear in Charlotte. That night, across the state in Raleigh, Trump will have an event of his own.

Obama and Clinton were originally scheduled to appear together last month in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but they postponed the event because of the shootings in Orland, Florida.

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4 p.m.

Hillary Clinton has been interviewed Saturday by the FBI about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill says in a statement the voluntary interview with federal agents took place Saturday.

The interview was not unexpected and does not suggest that Clinton or anyone else is likely to face prosecution. Legal experts view criminal prosecution as exceedingly unlikely. The interview may indicate that the Justice Department's yearlong probe is drawing to a close.

Still, it's awkward for Democrats to have FBI agents question Clinton mere weeks before their party formally nominates her for president.

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