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Senate backs judge who wrote drone memo

WASHINGTON — A former Justice Department official who helped craft the Obama administration’s legal rationale for using drones to kill suspected American terrorists abroad won preliminary Senate approval Wednesday to become a federal appeals court judge. The largely party-line 52-43 ...

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GOP derails gender pay gap bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill Wednesday curbing paycheck discrimination against women, an effort that even in defeat Democrats hoped would pay political dividends in this fall’s congressional elections. Wednesday’s vote was 53-44 to halt GOP tactics ...

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