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Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run

A coy Elizabeth Warren is withholding an endorsement of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for now and using her leverage as liberal icon to focus the two Democratic presidential rivals on her populist agenda.

On the eve of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, both contenders would love to win the backing of the Democratic senator from next-door Massachusetts. Warren's clout flows from the army of progressive voters who'd hoped she'd seek the White House herself, plus her longtime outrage over what she considers a rigged financial system, which taps directly into one of this year's dominant Democratic themes.

"There are a lot of people who will be listening very carefully to...

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