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Mitt Romney is wading into a new policy arena—the nation's education system—as he broadens his focus to appeal to general election voters still getting to know President Barack Obama's likely opponent.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who has been reluctant to stray far from economic issues, is expected to outline a proposal for improving education in a speech May 23 at...

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