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Senate confirms Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary

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Thomas Perez was approved to be the United States’ next Labor secretary by a 54-46 vote in the Senate Thursday. The voted capped months of controversy over Perez during which Senate Republicans sought — but failed — to block his appointment. Perez, who is currently the Justice Department’s top civil rights enforcer, will take over from Hilda Solis, who stepped down in January. Prior to being at...

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