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Johh Mellencamp, wife, call it quits

John Mellencamp and his wife are calling it quits. A spokesman for the 59-year-old rocker says he and his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Mellencamp (nee Irwin), are splitting up. Publicist Bob Merlis declined to say Thursday if the couple had filed for divorce. Merlis says the Mellencamps “are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family.” He says they will continue to raise their two children in Indiana. Mellencamp’s latest album, “No Better Than This,” was released earlier this year.
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Murkowski’s re-election certified

Alaska’s governor on Thursday certified Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election in November as a write-in candidate, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in on time for the new congressional session that starts next week. Read the full story on CNN
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Cuomo gets second chance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Democrat Andrew Cuomo becomes New York governor on Saturday he inherits a $10 billion budget deficit, a notoriously corrupt political system and the legacy of his father, the popular former Governor Mario Cuomo. Read the full story at Reuters
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