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NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in the Speaker's conference room at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday after his meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill Thursday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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President Obama said he regrets that the rancor between the parties has grown during his watch. "I guarantee I'll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office," he said. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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