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Donald Trump Seizes on Orlando Shooting and Repeats Call for Temporary Ban on Muslim Migration

June 13, 2016
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump on Sunday sought to capitalize on the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, reiterating his controversial call for a temporary ban on Muslim migration to the United States and criticizing Hillary Clinton for what he claimed was her desire to “dramatically increase admissions from the Middle East.”
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The new norm: When tragedy hits, Americans stand divided

June 13, 2016
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Three of the most contentious questions in American culture and politics — gay rights, gun control and terrorism — collided in a horrific way in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday.
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There's No Such Thing as Nice Trump

June 13, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
You could tell how much the effort to control himself pained Donald Trump. He was trying to do what the consultants and D.C. stiffs had told him to do: stick to the script. But his whole being practically strained against the restriction.
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Back in Washington, Clinton, Trump work toward party unity

June 11, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Jill Colvin | AP
The presidential race shifted to the nation's capital Friday, with Democrats executing a carefully orchestrated plan to unify their party around presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.
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Ryan grilled at Romney summit, where a CEO compares Trump to Hitler

June 11, 2016
Philip Rucker, Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Paul Ryan faced tough questioning here Friday for his decision to endorse Donald Trump, and he tried to explain to an audience hostile to the New York mogul the factors that led him to back the presumptive GOP nominee.
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Sanders to meet with top supporters to discuss campaign's future

June 11, 2016
Manu Raju, Deirdre Walsh, Eugene Scott | CNN
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will meet Sunday with top supporters at his home in Burlington, Vermont, to discuss the future of his campaign, according to people who are slated to attend.
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Trump's money machine, Clinton & Trump campaign styles, "Stop Trump" standstill and is Hillary Clinton too well known?

June 10, 2016
Why the Republican National Committee might have more control over the big money this election.

The General Election Begins: Clinton clinches nomination, Obama endorses and Trump criticized by GOP leaders

June 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton makes history, Bernie Sanders keeps fighting and Donald Trump takes fire
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Obama Endorses Clinton; Sanders Continues Campaign

June 10, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton in a video released Thursday, hours after a meeting with Clinton’s opponent, who said he is taking his presidential bid to the end of the primary calendar next Tuesday.
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