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ATLANTA — Raphael Warnock is the first Black U.S. senator from Georgia, having broken the color barrier for one of the original 13 states with a special election victory in January 2021, almost 245 years after the nation's founding.

WASHINGTON — Legislation to overhaul how Congress counts presidential electoral votes should be attached to the must-pass spending omnibus bill on its way out of the Senate, Sens. Joe Manchin and Amy Klobuchar said.

WASHINGTON — The Senate moved quickly Thursday to avert a rail strike that the Biden administration and business leaders warned would have had devastating consequences for the nation's economy.

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Ads with the candidates’ ex-wives. Cries of “liar” flying in both directions. Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure. Questioning an opponent’s independence. His intellect. His mental stability. His religious faith.

Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, giving their party control of both legislative chambers. That may seem like a natural result, but it hasn't been in previous elections.

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