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WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has re-elected embattled Republican John Boehner speaker.

The Ohio lawmaker won a second, two-year term as leader with 220 votes, losing just a handful of votes in the Republican-controlled chamber.

One of them was Paul Broun, who reported voted for Florida Rep. Allen West, who lost his bid for re-election last year.

Georgia Democrat John Barrow also strayed from his party line: He cast his speaker vote for Rep. John Lewis, the Atlanta Democrat and civil rights icon.

The election of the speaker came as the House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday.

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