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Condoleezza Rice

Sanders seeks common ground at conservative Christian college

LYNCHBURG, Va. Bernie Sanders is Jewish, supports a woman's right to choose an abortion and backs gay marriage. Yet there he was, on stage at conservative Liberty University, quoting scripture, invoking Pope Francis and bowing his head in prayer. As his campaign stuns the Democratic establishment, eclipsing Hillary Clinton in early-state polls, Sanders continued to surprise Monday, taking his campaign before perhaps his most unusual audience yet: the conservative Christian school founded here in 1971 by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The 60-minute appearance may not have earned the independent socialist senator from Vermont many votes, but it was in keeping with his outlier image and...