U.S. Representative Charles Rangel beats out primary challenge

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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., center, raises his arms with Adam Clinton Powell IV, left, as he claims victory over opponent state Sen. Adriano Espaillat during a primary election night gathering, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in New York. Rangel is seeking his 23rd term in Congress. Election officials told The Associated Press Tuesday night that the Democratic primary between Rep. Charles Rangel and state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in New York's 13th congressional district remains too close to call, with an undetermined number of absentee and provisional ballots outstanding. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Congressman Charles Rangel of New York declared victory in his Democratic primary election on Tuesday, after facing one of the most serious challenges of a four-decade career as he tried to win a 23rd term in Congress in November. (REUTERS)

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