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Democrats in US Senate Block Obama Civil Rights Lawyer

Several of President Barack Obama's Democrats in the U.S. Senate joined Republicans on Wednesday to block his nominee to a top Justice Department job after complaints that the lawyer, Debo Adegbile, had once helped represent a convicted “cop killer.”   Adegbile, a former director at the Legal Defense Fund of the civil rights group NAACP, had been nominated to head the Justice Department's civil rights division.   Seven Democrats joined Republicans in the procedural vote...

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