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3. Republicans have structural advantages in the race for control of the House this fall. But they’re eroding.

Those factors — like incumbency, geography and gerrymandering — have been offset by the retirements of Republican representatives and court rulings that have altered or torn up Republican-drawn congressional maps.

They still have enough going for them to win the House even if they lose the popular vote by a wide margin. But their edge has shrunk considerably.

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4. At the Winter Olympics, the Dutch team swept the first women’s speed skating event and Mikael Kingsbury of Canada won gold in moguls skiing. Here’s our full coverage from Pyeongchang, South Korea. Above, the U.S. skaters Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani winning bronze.



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