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Cochran joins Democrats in confirming Lynch as attorney general

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi joined nine other Republicans Thursday in voting to confirm veteran New York federal prosecutor Loretta E. Lynch as U.S. attorney general. Republican senators have received wide criticism for the five months of delay in confirming Lynch, the first African American woman to be nominated for attorney general. Much speculation centered on how Cochran would ...

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