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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was blocked by bipartisan Senate opposition Wednesday in an emotional postscript to the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policeman and the legal help his killer received.
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the nomination of a longtime legal advocate for liberal causes to run the civil rights division at the Justice Department.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The nomination of a civil-rights lawyer to a top federal post is receiving an angry reception from some top Pennsylvania officials.