UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

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RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union finally reached a tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and bitter frustrations of their three-year divorce battle. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now must sell the accord to a recalcitrant Parliament. Johnson's political rivals and even a crucial ally almost immediately rejected the Brexit agreement, putting it into doubt. Only hours before Brussels hosted a summit of the bloc's 28 national leaders, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted: "We have one! It's a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions." Johnson tweeted that the two sides had struck a "great new deal"
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