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Nov. 2 – Americans voted in national midterm elections on Nov. 2, resulting in decisive swing in favor of Republicans in both houses of Congress. Republicans picked up the majority in House of Representatives, gaining 60 seats and bringing the numbers to 239 Republicans and 187 Democrats. Although Democrats maintained a majority in the Senate, Republicans gained six seats, resulting in a 47-41 split in favor of Democrats. With the Republican's six-seat win in the Senate, Democrats have lost the filibuster proof majority that they gained in the 2008 elections.
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Nov. 3 – U.S. Border police found a 1,800 foot tunnel linking two warehouses in Southern California and Tijuana Mexico. The tunnel, which includes a rail system, lighting and ventilation, is believed to have been used by Mexican drug cartels. Drug cartels are known to have many tunnels linking Mexico and California in light of recent increases in border security. In 2006 police found a 2,400 foot tunnel linking Tijuana to California by almost the same route.
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