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US elections 2016: Everything you need to know this week

Here’s what happened on the campaign during the week of May 9.
A combination photo shows U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2016 and in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016 respectively.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart/File Photos - RTX2DUNR

Following Donald Trump’s decisive victory in Indiana and the capitulation of his last two remaining rivals, America finally came to terms this week with the fact that the real estate mogul will almost certainly be the Republican nominee for president.

During a lightning-fast visit to Washington on May 12, Trump sought to mend fences with the establishment elites — aka leaders of Congress — whom he has spent months disparaging on the stump. While staying true to his populist message, Trump is already pivoting to the general election and courting influential Republicans whose endorsements he’ll need in order to win in November.

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