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Another way of doing it, using the new corner radius handles Draw a rectangle the width of your current circles Using the direct select tool (white arrow) hover on the rectangle. You will notice there are little handles inside the shape, close to each corner. These handles control the radius of the corners. Grab any of them and drag them towards the inside ...
I know this is not what you asked, but you could use a stroke with rounded caps for a "slash" design. Draw a stroke Change the stroke width to the desired width of the slash (the diameter of your current circles) Add rounded caps to the stroke (with the stroke selected open the stroke panel, click on the top right corner to expand options if necessary then ...
I would take a look at this video explaining the shape builder tool, a quick way to fuse and substract shapes from each other.
The nodes of a path will always be centered with respect to the stroke (unless when dealing with live path effects or the powerstroke, but that's a different subject) You might still be able to achieve what you want, but only when dealing with bounding boxes. For this, go to Preferences -> Tools and set the bounding box to visual (as opposed to geometric). ...
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