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The Republicans have the majority again in the U.S. House of Representatives — poising Rep. John Boehner to become its fifth-ever Catholic speaker and Rep. Eric Cantor to become its first-ever Jewish majority leader — but the U.S. Senate has kept its Democrat majority. Meanwhile, South Carolina’s new governor is Indian American Sikh-turned-Methodist Nikki Haley (the state’s first non-white, non-male governor), Colorado voters defeated a pro-life amendment that would have defined an embryo as a person, Iowa voters ousted three state Supreme Court justices who approved same-sex marriage, and Shariah law is officially banned in Oklahoma’s courts.

Busy night.

Check out this ReligionLink edition and these links for more faith-related coverage of the mid-term elections:

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