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Jeb to run for White House

Jeb Bush is stepping into the Republican race for US president, finally taking his place amid an unwieldy field of candidates.

The son of George HW Bush and younger brother of George W Bush, he is a favourite of the Republican establishment, which has showered the 62-year-old with money and encouragement in recent months.

Bush, who left the Florida governor's mansion in 2007, will enter the race on June 15 during an event at Miami Dade College.