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Congress ushering in new members, with old divide

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate and House have ushered in a new Congress.

The 113th Congress convened at noon on Thursday, the constitutionally mandated time. Pomp and pageantry began simultaneously on either side of the Capitol.

In the Senate, Vice President Joe Biden joined his former colleagues. He was swearing in the newest members as well as those who won another term in November.

In the House, they were electing the speaker, with John Boehner poised to win another term. The speaker will then swear in the members in the afternoon.

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