Massachusetts Sen.-Elect Elizabeth Warren is launching a tour of the state as she prepares to take her seat in the U.S. Senate.  Warren said she wants to thank those who supported her and ``open the door'' to everyone in the state, regardless of how they voted.  The democrat said she intends to keep her campaign pledge to help put people get back to work, level the playing field for small businesses and make sure middle class families get a fair shot.  Today, she'll be at the Eagle's Event Center in Fall River at 5:30 p.m.  The Sen.-Elect will announce other locations soon.

Warren is vowing to join with other Democrats in Washington to limit the use of the filibuster _ a move she said will help break gridlock by curbing the ability of Republicans to block votes. In what would be one of her first official acts after taking office, Warren says she'll vote to require senators who want to filibuster to stand on the Senate floor and speak continuously instead of merely threatening to do so. (Associated Press)

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