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Obama pick for D.C. federal court backed by Senate panel

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to Washington's U.S. District Court. Jackson would be the first black woman to serve on the city's District Court bench in more than three decades. She is currently the vice chairwoman of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. President Obama said last year he would seek to add Jackson to the bench, but the Senate did not...

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