Democrats just closed the gap in the Senate to a single vote
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Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, who ran against Alabama judge Roy Moore in a contentious special election, was sworn in as senator by Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday.

Jones was sworn in alongside former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, who replaced former Sen. Al Franken after he resigned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Jones is the first Democrat serving from Alabama in 25 years, and his swearing in narrows the Republican majority in the...


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