• Obama congratulates Clinton, will meet Sanders Thursday

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    WASHINGTON, DC: US President Barack Obama congratulated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) for clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and planned to meet with her party rival Bernie Sanders later this week, the White House said. Obama called Clinton and Sanders and “congratulated both candidates for running inspiring campaigns that have energized Democrats, brought a new generation of Americans into the political process, and shined a spotlight on important policy ideas,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. He also said the President will meet with Sanders at the White House, “at Sanders’ request,” on Thursday.

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