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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announces that he is switching parties to become a Republican as President Trump listens on at a campaign rally Thursday in Huntington, W.Va. Justin Merriman/Getty Images hide caption

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In The States, Republicans Have Never Been So Dominant — Or Vulnerable

West Virginia's governor just announced he's switching parties and joining the GOP. Although the GOP dominates in the states, a constellation of forces could challenge Republicans this year and next.

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New Baltimore Police Scandal Threatens Criminal Cases

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Abeja Mndsgn
Manteca Arturo Sandoval
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Everything Goes Poolside
Bachelorette Tori Amos

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announces that he is switching parties to become a Republican as President Trump listens on at a campaign rally Thursday in Huntington, W.Va. Justin Merriman/Getty Images hide caption

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In The States, Republicans Have Never Been So Dominant — Or Vulnerable

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Smoke & Mirrors Tokimonsta
Ephemeral George Fields
La Comparsa Chucho Valdés
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Barbara Cook, Tony Award-Winning Actress And Singer, Dies At 89

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Dear Friend Barbara Cook
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Know Ya Wrong The Alchemist

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After Campaign Full Of Drama, Kenyans Head To Polls

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Breakfast Monma
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Go!Amigo TF Boys
Fever The Black Keys

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First Responders Spending More On Overdose Reversal Drug

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Deep Cut My Education

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Between Swimming And Archery, This Camp Helps Kids Overcome The Stigma Of HIV/AIDS

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I Want You Back The Jackson 5
Early in the Morning [Remastered - Bonus Track] Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated
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Google CEO Cuts Vacation Short To Deal With Crisis Over Diversity Memo

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I Am Nicholas Cheung
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