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Republicans Add a Senator, Rule US Congress

Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of the southern U.S. state of Louisiana has been defeated in her effort to win a fourth term, losing to her Republican opponent in a runoff. That nearly completes the Republican landslide victory in the November elections, placing Republicans fully in charge of Congress for the last two years of President Barack Obama's tenure. When the new Congress convenes next month, Republicans will hold at least 246 seats in the House compared to 188 for...

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