Senate blocks confirmation of Obama's choice to head civil rights enforcement

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 5, 2014 - 4:55 PM

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.

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