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Jeff Sessions Approved as Attorney General by Senate Committee

WASHINGTON -- A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general Wednesday, despite a fierce pushback from Democrats over President Trump's firing this week of the Justice Department's acting chief, who had objected to the administration's refugee policy.

The action came on a straight party-line vote, with 11 Republicans supporting their former colleague from Alabama and nine Democrats opposing him.

The full, Republican-contro

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