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U.S. Senate

Senate Republicans and Democrats have yet to arrive at a power sharing agreement to accommodate their 50-50 split of the chamber's 100 seats. But today the Democrats enjoyed their brief reign in the majority as Vice President Al Gore was on hand to break ties and to make Democratic leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota temporarily the majority leader. When Vice President Elect Dick Cheney takes over on January 20, Republican leader Trent Lott of Mississippi will reclaim the majority leader's title. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports on a day that included the swearing in of Hillary Rodham Clinton as the new senator from New York.

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