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Seven Senate Dems join Republicans to sink controversial Justice Department nominee

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Seven Democrats joined Senate Republicans to block the nomination of a Senate Judiciary Committee staffer and civil rights lawyer whom President Obama had selected to run the Justice Department's civil rights division. Vice President Joe Biden was on hand to cast a tie-breaking vote in favor of Debo Adegbile if it became necessary, but Adegbile's history as an attorney -- most notably, his...

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