• Clinton wins final 2016 primary as debate turns to terror fight

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    WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton captured the mostly symbolic Democratic primary Tuesday in the US capital, the final vote of the 2016 presidential primaries, as the race shifts to her showdown with Republican rival Donald Trump. Clinton won nearly 79 percent of the vote against 21 percent for Bernie Sanders, with nearly all votes counted, according to US networks. It marked a deflating finish for the Vermont senator, who captivated liberals and independents with a grassroots campaign that mounted a surprisingly strong challenge to Clinton. The attention of the candidates—and the nation—however has shifted to the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, the deadliest terror attack on US soil since Sept. 11, 2001. Clinton and Trump traded verbal blows and presented dramatically different approaches for fighting terrorism following the massacre at the Florida gay nightclub. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, on Monday said that if elected he would “suspend” immigration from areas with a “proven history of terrorism.”

    AFP

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