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House Speaker Paul Ryan faces defining career question: Support Donald Trump?

House Speaker Paul Ryan faces defining career question: Support Donald Trump?

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan all but reversed course Thursday and moved toward accepting Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee, saying he was “very encouraged” after meeting with the billionaire businessman and optimistic about unifying the party to fight Democrats in the fall.

The speaker’s comments offered a sharp shift from his public show of discomfort with Trump just a week ago. The sudden about-face showed the pressure on Ryan, the intellectual torchbearer for the conservative movement, to drop his ideological purity tests and unify Republicans behind their unorthodox nominee.

"Great day in DC," Trump wrote in a message on Twitter....

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