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Democratic Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones and wife Louise acknowledge supporters at the election night party in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Democrat wins Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama, dealing a political blow to President Trump in a race defined by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore.

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