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Primary over, Clinton and Sanders meet in private

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>> Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders agree on one thing. Neither want to see Donald Trump win the White House. But even though the primary season is officially over, Sanders still resisting calls to bow out and endorse Clinton. The scrappy underdog who fought all the way to the end, now trying to leverage concessions from the party winner.
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The two met for an hour and a half Tuesday night in downtown Washington. Reuters political correspondent John Whitesides says Bernie Sanders has got a list of demands.>> He's been quite open about the sorts of things he wants. First, he wants assurances that Clinton's on board with a lot of his progressive policy goals that he's talked about throughout the campaign.
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Everything from the higher minimum wage to reducing income inequality, free college, there's a long list. He wants us to see the elimination of super delegates, which were a big part of his finishing second to Clinton in the primary campaign. Perhaps the biggest stumbling block might be that he specifically wants to see Deborah Wasserman Schultz out as the DNC chair.
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She's been a loyal ally to Clinton. Clinton might not be willing to just throw her overboard for Bernie Sanders. But there's a lot of room in these other issues for common ground.>> Sanders plans to release a video message to his supporters Thursday night. It's unclear whether that will be an endorsement of Clinton or a vow to fight on to the convention.
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But the convention, still six weeks away, plenty of time for Democrats to unite under the one issue they all agree, blocking Trump.