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Hagel gets Senate OK after long grilling

Updated: 2013-02-28 07:37
By Chen Weihua in Washington ( China Daily)

Hagel gets Senate OK after long grilling

Obama wins no-holds-barred fight over his nominee

As US President Barack Obama battled Republicans in Congress on Tuesday to try to avoid automatic budget cuts taking effect on Friday, he won a brutal, seven-week fight over his nominee for defense secretary.

The Senate voted to confirm Chuck Hagel, a former two-term Republican senator from Nebraska, as the 24th secretary of defense.

Hagel gets Senate OK after long grilling

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