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The rise of conservative commentator Kathy Barnette in polls has shaken up the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania in the contest's final days. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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10 races to watch Tuesday, led by Senate contests in Pennsylvania and North Carolina

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Pa. GOP Senate primary is close despite Trump endorsing Dr. Oz

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Vance and Ryan will face off in Ohio's U.S. Senate race in November

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Republicans face off in the Ohio primary

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Dr. Mehmet Oz takes part in a forum for Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Camp Hill, Pa., on April 2. Oz recently got the endorsement of former President Donald Trump over his chief rival for the nomination, David McCormick. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Trump's endorsement of Oz reframes the Pennsylvania GOP Senate contest

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President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak during a visit to Crawford High School in Crawford, Texas, on Nov. 15, 2001. The appearance wrapped up a summit of the newly elected presidents in Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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With Bush in 2001, Putin sought to charm students at a rural Texas high school

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Putin warned against allowing atrocities to happen in 2001 Texas town hall

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Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidates Mike Gibbons (left) and Josh Mandel exchange heated words at a forum put on by FreedomWorks on March 18 outside of Columbus. The two have polled atop the contested GOP primary. Andrew Spear/Getty Images hide caption

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In Ohio's GOP Senate race, there are Trump wannabees — but no Trump endorsement

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Former President Donald Trump welcomes Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., a candidate for U.S. Senate, to the stage during a rally in Cullman, Ala., on Aug. 21, 2021. Trump on Wednesday pulled his endorsement of Brooks, who's been struggling in polls. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The Republican Senate primary is heating up as candidates tout pro-Trump cred

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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who's considered the early front-runner in the Democratic primary for the state's open U.S. Senate seat, talks with a voter during a campaign stop at the Mechanistic Brewery, in Clarion, Pa., on Feb. 12. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Pennsylvania Democrats are angling to distinguish themselves in a key Senate contest

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Sarah Shook & the Disarmers dodge categorization on their new country-punk album

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Lost mittens become an art installation on lost love in Baltimore

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Pennsylvania Senate contests will be some of the most closely watched this year

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