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    Hillary Clinton Opposes Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

    The Democratic presidential front-runner is sticking with her party’s progressive base and flip-flopping on Obama’s hard-sought trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim nations. The former secretary of state expressed concern that the deal wouldn’t create enough jobs or raise American wages while unfairly favoring pharmaceutical companies. Clinton’s been distancing herself for months, so the public rejection isn’t a surprise, but it could further steepen the deal’s uphill battle for congressional approval. It also leaves some wondering whether she’s currying party favor to slow Bernie Sanders’ growing momentum.

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