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Marquita Bradshaw was the only Black woman to win a U.S. Senate primary this cycle. She lost the general election for a Tennessee Senate seat. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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'Fully Erased': With Harris' Rise, There Are No Black Women In The Senate

The lack of a Black woman in the Senate has turned a moment of triumph for many thrilled to see Kamala Harris ascend to the vice presidency into something more bittersweet.

Marquita Bradshaw was the only Black woman to win a U.S. Senate primary this cycle. She lost the general election for a Tennessee Senate seat. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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'Fully Erased': With Harris' Rise, There Are No Black Women In The Senate

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Rice's whales can grow to 42 feet, but fewer than 100 remain. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hide caption

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Scientists Identify New Whale Species In Gulf Of Mexico

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