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Sanders to join Clinton on campaign trail in show of party unity

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy John Whitesides PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (Reuters) - Democrat Bernie Sanders will team up with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the first time on Tuesday, joining her in New Hampshire where he is expected to endorse Clinton's White House campaign in a belated show of party unity. Five weeks after Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders is scheduled to join her at a rally designed to put their bitter primary campaign behind them and emphasize a shared commitment to beating Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, in the Nov. 8 election. The appearance in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which concludes weeks of negotiations between the two camps, comes after Clinton last week adopted elements of Sanders' plans for free in-state college tuition and expanded affordable healthcare coverage.


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GOP rejects call to back off gay marriage opposition

Visitors show their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prior to his speech at Westin Town Center in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, July 11, 2016. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican officials have rejected an emotional plea to back off the GOP's opposition to same-sex marriage, renewing the party's embrace of religious conservative values as delegates prepared to welcome Donald Trump to their national convention.


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Sessions in step with Trump on immigration, if not on style

FILE - In this June 23, 2016, file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sessions is one of several Republicans Donald Trump is considering for his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — He was the first U.S. senator to endorse Donald Trump. And like Trump, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions has for years espoused views on immigration and trade out of step with prevailing Republican powerbrokers.


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GOP rejects call to back off gay marriage opposition

Visitors show their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prior to his speech at Westin Town Center in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, July 11, 2016. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican officials rejected an emotional plea Monday to back off the GOP's opposition to same-sex marriage, renewing the party's embrace of religious conservative values as delegates prepared to welcome Donald Trump to their national convention.


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Prospects for House vote on gun control measure dims

By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects dimmed on Monday for the U.S. House of Representatives to vote this week on Republican legislation to restrict gun sales to suspected extremists before Congress goes on a seven-week sum...

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House chairmen seek new federal probe of Clinton testimony

The Republican chairmen of two U.S. House of Representatives committees asked the Justice Department on Monday to launch an investigation into whether Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton committed perjury during testimony to Congress about her use of a private email server. "The evidence collected by the FBI during its investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email system appears to directly contradict several aspects of her sworn testimony" to Congress, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a letter to U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips requesting the probe.

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A year later, U.S. lawmakers still take aim at Iran nuclear deal

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in ViennaBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers this week will consider three Republican-backed measures targeting the Obama administration's nuclear agreement with Iran, which bitterly divides Washington a year after it was announced and could play a role in November's elections. One bill would impose new sanctions on Iran over any sponsorship of terrorism or human rights violations. Another would bar the purchase from Iran of "heavy water," a non-radioactive byproduct from making nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.


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