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Democrat Al Franken stands in front of reporters with his wife, Franni, in this file photo.

Supreme Court rules for Franken

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By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court says Al Franken won the U.S. Senate race and should be sworn in as the state's second senator.

In an early-afternoon ruling today, five members of the high court agreed with a district court decision that Democrat Franken received more votes than Republican Norm Coleman. Justices repeatedly wrote that Coleman failed to prove his case.

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