Sanders to attend Vatican conference before New York primary

Pope Francis drinks from a mate gourd at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he will attend a Vatican City conference on social, economic and environmental issues next week, making the symbolic overseas trip ahead of a pivotal New York primary against Hillary Clinton.

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