10 things you need to know today: November 13, 2022

Democrats hold Senate with Sen. Cortez Masto's victory in Nevada; Biden, Xi to meet in Monday summit; and more

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1. Sen. Cortez Masto beats GOP challenger in Nevada, Dems hold Senate

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) beat her Republican challenger, Adam Laxalt, to win re-election, NBC News and CNN projected Saturday. With her victory, the Democrats will maintain control of the U.S. Senate by the slimmest of margins. With 96 percent of precincts in Nevada reporting, Cortez Masto had carried 48.7 percent of the vote, compared to Laxalt's 48.2 percent, and was leading by nearly 5,000 votes. While the state has been leaning Democratic in recent years, the race turned out to be significantly closer than most pundits expected. With Masto's re-election, attention now shifts to the upcoming Georgia runoff to determine the final composition of the Senate.

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