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US House Republicans Endorse Paul Ryan as Speaker

The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday endorsed a conservative favorite, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, as the chamber's new speaker. At a closed door party caucus, Republican lawmakers picked the 45-year-old Ryan to replace John Boehner, who is retiring from Congress at the end of the week. Ryan, the unsuccessful Republican nominee for vice president in 2012, has promised his fractious party caucus that he intends to give rank-and-file...

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