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Bernie Sanders to meet with Obama Thursday

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will meet with President Obama at the White House Thursday, according to a statement from the White House press secretary.

The meeting, scheduled at Sanders' request, will take place just two days after Tuesday's pivotal primary contests, where Hillary Clinton secured the majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic race and clinched the party's presidential nomination.

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The two will "continue their conversation about the significant issues at stake in this election that matter most to America's working families," the statement read, adding that the president "looks forward" to building on the enthusiasm the Vermont senator's campaign has generated.

Mr. Obama called the two candidates Tuesday night to congratulate them "for running inspiring campaigns" that shone a spotlight on "important policy ideas."

To Clinton, the president lauded her "historic campaign," recognizing it as an "extension of her lifelong fight for middle-class families and children."

He also applauded Sanders' commitment to "fighting income inequality and special interests' influence in our politics," the statement read.

Sanders will also be meeting with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Thursday, CBS News' Kylie Atwood confirms.

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