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Wyoming electoral authorities certified a Jewish candidate’s loss in the recent congressional election. Gary Trauner, a Democrat, came from behind and almost unseated Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-Wy.) in a state that usually votes overwhelmingly Republican.

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff started his prison sentence. Abramoff pleaded guilty in January to multiple bribery charges, but his sentence was delayed until Wednesday so he could continue to assist federal authorities investigating lawmakers and administration officials alleged to have taken his bribes.

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