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Senate election trial to start Jan. 26

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota's U.S. Senate election goes on trial in about a week.

A three-judge panel presiding over Norm Coleman's election lawsuit on Friday set a brisk timeline for legal filings leading up to a Jan. 26 trial opening. On Wednesday, the panel will consider a request by Al Franken to throw out Coleman's lawsuit.

Coleman is challenging the election results that gave Franken 225 more votes out of about 2.9 million cast.

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