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2 new Senate Democrats sworn in, narrow GOP's majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican majority in the Senate narrowed to 51-49 on Wednesday as two new Democratic senators were sworn into office, complicating GOP efforts to advance the party's legislative agenda before the 2018 midterm elections.

Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Doug Jones from Alabama and Tina Smith from Minnesota.

Former Vice President Joe Biden stood next to Jones in the Senate chamber and former Vice President Walter Mondale joined Smith.

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