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    Bernie Sanders Closes Campaign With Not-Quite-Concession

    The tone is changing. In an online speech Thursday night to wrap up his primary season, the Vermont senator said he’ll bring his masses of delegates to the convention in Philadelphia next month, but he no longer talked about defeating Hillary Clinton for the nomination. Instead, he reinforced the need to beat Donald Trump. Sanders’ grassroots appeal surprised the political establishment with its vehemence, and many wonder if the groundswell of progressive support could still transform the Democratic party, steering it further left even under Clinton’s leadership.

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