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Senate clears hurdle for Labor secretary nominee

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted by the slimmest margin Wednesday to end a filibuster against President Barack Obama's choice to head the Labor Department, as this week's agreement averting a poisonous partisan clash over nominations and the chamber's rules barely survived its toughest test so far. By 60-40, senators rejected Republican objections and voted to halt delaying tactics aimed at...

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