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Here’s the latest from The Associated Press for January 21: Senate Majority Leader welcomes new Democratic senators; Large funerals held in Baghdad after suicide bombings; EU Leaders meet to discuss potential new measures to combat the coronavirus; $731 million Powerball ticket sold in Lonaconing, Maryland.

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LUKE SHERIDAN: This is “AP News Minute.” New Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer welcomed the six new Democratic senators Thursday, whose wins secured a Democratic majority. The new senators included Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who won their special elections in Georgia earlier this month.

Mourners took to the streets in Baghdad hours after twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 32 people.

European Union leaders held an online summit to discuss potential new measures to combat the coronavirus, such as new border restrictions, better tracking of mutations, and improving the coordination of lockdowns.

And someone in a small Appalachian coal mining community has hit the jackpot. A Powerball ticket worth $731 million was sold this week at this store in Lonaconing, Maryland. The payout is the fifth largest lottery prize in US history. Luke Sheridan, the Associated Press, with “AP News Minute.”

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