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US paper facing threats for endorsing Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during an Iowa Democratic party early vote rally September 29, 2016 in Des Moines, IowaA conservative Arizona newspaper is facing death threats and losing subscriptions after it broke with tradition and endorsed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump for US president, a senior editor told AFP Thursday. The Phoenix-based Arizona Republic, the state’s largest newspaper, announced in an editorial on Tuesday that it was backing a Democrat for the first time since it was founded in 1890, on the grounds that Trump was neither conservative nor qualified to be president. Shortly after the paper published its endorsement the backlash began, with outraged readers sending a deluge of angry emails and canceling subscriptions, said Phil Boas, who runs the paper’s editorial page.

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