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Two Democrats Sworn in to Senate, Cutting G.O.P. Margin to One

WASHINGTON — Two new senators — Doug Jones, Democrat of Alabama, and Tina Smith, Democrat of Minnesota — were sworn in on Wednesday, in a history-laden ceremony attended by three current and former vice presidents.

“Very humbling for me to be a part of it,’’ Vice President Mike Pence said, after he presided over the swearing-in, in his role as president of the Senate.

Rare are the moments of bipartisan comity in the Senate, but Wednesday’s ceremony offered one, however

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