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Senate breaks impasse, clearing way for vote on Loretta Lynch nomination
Senate breaks impasse, clearing way for vote on Loretta Lynch nomination

For more than five months, Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been waiting for Senate confirmation to start work as the first African American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. On Tuesday, after senators broke a logjam in an unrelated dispute over abortion that had stalled her nomination, it appeared Lynch would soon be able to move to Washington and take over as the next attorney general. At least 51 out of 100 senators have pledged to support her in a vote that Senate aides now say is likely by Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced a bipartisan agreement Tuesday that ended a political struggle over a...

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