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GOP to confirm 7, Obama to change 2 in deal averting 'nuclear option'

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The Senate appears to have achieved a fragile peace, agreeing to move all but two of President Obama's most controversial nominees toward confirmation but failing to resolve the differences that pushed Republicans and Democrats to the brink. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was prepared to invoke the so-called nuclear option to move a slate of seven Obama nominees. The move would have...

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