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Rice congratulates Obama on victory

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that as an African-American she is "especially proud" that Democrat Barack Obama has been elected the first black U.S. president.

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Lieberman vows to work with President-elect Obama

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman, one of Republican John McCain's strongest supporters, is pledging to put partisan considerations aside and work with President-elect Barack Obama.

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Outcome of Calif. gay marriage ban unclear

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sponsors of California's proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage are claiming victory. But gay marriage supporters say there are still too many votes to be counted.

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Bush congratulates Obama on election victory

Posted: 11/05/2008 - President Bush is promising to cooperate with Barack Obama in the transition work that will precede the transfer of power to the newly elected Democrat.

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Barack Obama elected president

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Barack Obama has been elected president of the United States, the first African-American elevated to the White House.

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Judge orders officials to keep late ballots

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A federal judge has ordered election officials in Virginia to preserve late-arriving absentee ballots that Republican John McCain's campaign claims should be counted.

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Iraqi views mixed on US presidential contest

Posted: 11/04/2008 - One Iraqi man says he hopes Barack Obama wins the U.S. presidency because Obama "wants to withdraw the troops." An Iraqi Christian woman agrees and says that's why she's rooting for John McCain.

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Palin says she hopes and prays for an election win

Posted: 11/04/2008 - John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, says she hopes, prays and believes that she will be able to take her experience as a reformer to Washington as vice president.

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Obama casts his vote

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Barack Obama has cast his ballot in the election he hopes will make him the country's first black president.

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