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    Gove’s Cocaine Use Muddies Race for UK PM

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove may be forced to withdraw his candidacy to replace Prime Minister Theresa May after allegations that he lied to authorities about his prior drug use. Gove admitted to having used cocaine 20 years ago while working as a journalist, but is accused of misleading U.K. officials and U.S. border authorities about it. Rival candidates have suggested he could be subject to a U.S. travel ban if the allegations are true.

    Who’s in the lead? Gove’s support is expected to bleed to other candidates with a similar stance on Brexit, including front-runner Boris Johnson and underdogs like Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

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