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Forcing America to confront race

Keisha Brown, 21, of Chicago, exultant after Barack Obama secured the Democratic nomination, told The Washington Post, "Everything will be different now." Oh dear. There will be five months of grueling campaigning before we vote. There might be a town hall meeting every week until the end of August, if Obama accepts McCain's challenge. And there will much soul searching by Americans.
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Will Hillary finally admit defeat?

Hillary Rodham Clinton is ready to thank her supporters for hanging on during her 17-month roller coaster journey from sure thing to also ran and to urge them to rally behind Barack Obama. The former first lady was to formally end her historic quest to become the first female president with a speech Saturday at the at the National Building Museum in Washington. Her husband, former President Clinton, and other family members were expected to be at her side.
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Clinton, Obama meet to discuss unity

Hillary Rodham Clinton and likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama met privately Thursday night to talk about uniting the Democratic Party. "Senator Clinton and Senator Obama met tonight and had a productive discussion about the important work that needs to be done to succeed in November," their campaigns said in joint statement.
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Hillary: ‘I’m not seeking VP job’

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday disavowed efforts by some supporters who have urged Barack Obama to choose her as his running mate. The push-back came a day after the former first lady said she would end her quest for the Democratic nomination and endorse the Illinois senator.
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