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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has received confirmation from the Senate as the U.S. attorney general more than five months after President Barack Obama nominated her for the position, The New York Times reported Thursday. Jennifer Steinhauer writes that the Senate voted 56 to 43 to put Lynch as the first African-American woman to …

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Senate Advances ‘Clean’ Bill to Extend DHS Funding

The Senate voted 98-2 Wednesday to advance an appropriations bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security in 2015, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Sean Sullivan writes the Senate could put DHS funding legislation to a final vote before the agency runs out of funds Friday. “We look forward …

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