Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate and major Trump donor, dies aged 87

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Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate, perennial top single donor to Donald Trump and other Republican causes and an influential opponent of a two-state solution in the Middle East, has died. He was 87.

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