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    Mitt Romney wins GOP presidential caucuses in Hawaii

    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential caucuses in Hawaii, salvaging a much needed victory after resurgent rival Rick Santorum won primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday.

    Romney finished a disappointing third behind Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the Deep South primaries. But he came back to edge out both rivals in Hawaii and added a sweep of delegates from Republican nominating caucuses in American Samoa.

    Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished fourth in both Southern primaries, and third in the Hawaii caucuses.