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Democrats, Sanders on the brink as campaign nears end

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The awkward embrace between Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party may be nearing a breaking point.

Leading Democrats are increasingly voicing their concerns about Sanders' continued candidacy, and if he and his legions of enthusiastic supporters ultimately will unite behind Hillary Clinton for her general election battle against Donald Trump.

For his part, Sanders has sharpened his critique of the party. He says it would be "sad and tragic" if Democrats don't change and stop relying on big money. He is assailing Clinton for her dependence on wealthy donors.

Clinton backers grumble that such comments can help Republicans, belying Sanders' claims that he'll work tirelessly to ensure Trump doesn't end up in the White House.

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