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Senator Bernie Sanders has been building a media empire, with hundreds of video clips, interviews and Facebook Live events in the last year. Millions of people tune into his talks about single payer health care, the depravity of the Trump team and corporate media.
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Image of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets students gathering outside the U.S. Capitol as part of a nationwide walk-out of classes to demand stricter gun laws in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2018. (REUTERS/Jim Bourg)
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