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President Barack Obama says he's nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary. The Cabinet shuffle lets Obama put a new face on his new health care law. The move comes more than a week after the close of sign-ups for insurance coverage on the law. After a rocky start that Sebelius was blamed for, the administration rebounded strongly to exceed expectations by enrolling 7.1 million people by the March 31 deadline. Burwell's nomination requires Senate confirmation. The White House said on Friday that an Iranian official who was in the student group that took U.S. diplomats hostage in 1979 will not be issued a visa to allow him to become Iran's ambassador to the United Nations. President Barack Obama had come under strong pressure from the U.S. Congress not to allow Hamid Aboutaleb into the country. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the United Nations and Iran had been told "that we will not issue a visa to Mr. Aboutaleb." The decision effectively bars Aboutaleb of taking up the U.N. position. The Congress upped the ante in this bitterly fought election Friday, when it complained to the Election Commission against Narendra Modi for filing incorrect affidavits. The move came hours after its leader Rahul Gandhi launched a rare personal attack on the BJP prime ministerial candidate for hiding his marital status. The Congress, which opinion polls and pundits say is heading for a big defeat, has been also been criticized for putting up a weak defense against the BJP and Modi's personal onslaughts, both against the UPA government as well as its key personalities, particularly Rahul Gandhi.

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