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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., administers the oath to the members of the House of Representatives as the 115th Congress convenes at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. With the GOP now in control of the White House, the Senate, and the House, Republicans are expected to begin dismantling eight years of President Barack Obama's Democratic policies, including his signature health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

11 Freshmen Congressmen to Watch in 2017

Fifty-two new Members of Congress were sworn into the House of Representatives Tuesday, opening day of the 115th United States Congress. Here are some of the key representatives to watch out for in the coming year:

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Photobook: The New Senate Faces of the 115th Congress

Seven newly elected Senators were sworn into office Tuesday, the start of the 115th United States Congress. Here are the names and faces of the five Democrats and two Republicans who make up the 2017 freshman senate class.

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Drought: 100 Million Trees Dead in CA

Results of a new U.S. Forest Service aerial survey revealed that, since 2010, more than 102 million trees have died in a 7.7 million acre swath of California forest land, and the culprit is drought.