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Obama nominates Comey, a Republican, as new FBI director

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President Obama Friday nominated James Comey, a high-level official from President George W. Bush’s Justice Department, as his next director of the FBI, calling him a “relentless” law enforcement leader who is “exceptionally qualified” for the job. Comey, who served as a U.S. attorney and deputy attorney general under Bush, is a registered Republican. “Jim is exceptionally qualified to handle...

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