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New Congress convenes with Republicans to take charge of House, Senate

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WASHINGTON — A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate.

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was poised to become the new Senate majority leader. In the House, John Boehner was widely expected to win another term as speaker.

The Senate includes 13 freshmen, and the House has 58 freshmen.

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