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Historic victory

Obama elected nation's first African-American president in a romp; McCain falters on GOP terrain; Democrats increase clout in Congress

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By Scott Helman and Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / November 5, 2008

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CHICAGO - Senator Barack Obama of Illinois was elected the 44th president of the United States and the nation's first black commander in chief yesterday, his triumph ushering in an era of profound political and social realignment in America. (Full article: 1436 words)

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