Monday’s hot political stories



Obama lifts arms ban in his first visit to Vietnam

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and U.S. President Obama take part in a joint press conference Monday at the International Convention Center in Hanoi. Luong Thai Linh/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy. Read more on this story here

New poll numbers

Another day, another presidential poll. And this one has lots of people freaking out. A brand-new Fox News poll found Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton by three points, which is a statistical tie. That’s a 10-point swing from the same poll last month when Clinton edged out Trump by 7 percent.

Get more details on the latest poll here

Republicans want their party to unify behind Trump, poll shows

An overwhelming majority of Republican voters say their party’s leaders should get behind Donald Trump, even as he enters the general election saddled with toxic favorability ratings among the broader electorate, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Read more on this developing story here


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