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Loretta Lynch wins Senate panel vote to be attorney general
Loretta Lynch wins Senate panel vote to be attorney general

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the 83rd U.S. attorney general and the first African American woman to hold the post The vote was 12 to 8, with 3 Republicans voting in favor of Lynch, who is the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn. Lynch’s nomination now goes to the Senate floor, where she seems assured of eventual approval. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has so far been noncommittal about when he will schedule the vote. Democrats have complained that Lynch's nomination has been pending for more than three months. Republican opponents of Lynch have mostly not criticized her, but have used the nomination as a...

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