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Sanders fires up New Hampshire voters and Clinton heads to Flint, Mich.

After the earsplitting reggae faded, after the candidate tossed his unfashionable sport coat into the crowd like a rock star and after the “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” chants quieted, Bernie Sanders launched into a familiar speech that is so adored by fans that much of the audience could recite it...

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