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Senate narrowly ends debate on Obama nominee for Labor secretary

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By the narrowest of margins, the Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the nomination of Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department, clearing the way for his confirmation. The 60-40 vote prevents further GOP delays of Perez, who was tapped by President Obama in March to replace Hilda Solis as Labor secretary. Perez, who now just needs 51 votes to be confirmed, is now an assistant U.S. attorney...

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