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Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes
Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes

WASHINGTON — Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, attributes much of his success as an attorney to a nine-year stint as a child actor on "Sesame Street" in the 1970s. The unusual resume item brought him a kind of mini-celebrity and was a surprisingly frequent focus of job interviews, Adegbile has said, even as he climbed the legal ranks to join a big New York corporate law firm. But as he faces Senate confirmation hearings next month, Adegbile is drawing a different kind of attention from conservative activists. They are less interested in stories about the time he explained the letter "S"...

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