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    Adelson gives $5 million to pro-Gingrich group

    American billionaire Sheldon Adelson has given $5 million to an independent group backing Newt Gingrich's presidential bid. Adelson, the founder and majority owner of Las Vegas-based company that owns Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem — made the contribution Friday to Winning Our Future, a pro-Gingrich super PAC. Adelson is a longtime supporter of GOP candidates and has been a friend and backer of former House Speaker Gingrich for many years. Gingrich's campaign has struggled since a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney spent $3 million on ads attacking him in Iowa.