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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The drama at the opening of the Senate featured; scenes shown of the ceremony and Roland Burris claiming President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat given to him by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich; details given about the limbo over the dispute between Al Franken and Senator Norm Coleman about the Senate seat in Minnesota and Vice President-elect Joe Biden being sworn in as senator by Vice President Dick Cheney. [BURRIS - says he is the junior senator from Illinois.] [COLEMAN - reacts.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Senator Edward Kennedy's return to the Senate noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan

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