Senate approves judgeship for official who justified drones to kill Americans overseas

  • by: ALAN FRAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a top federal judgeship on Thursday for an architect of the Obama administration's legal foundation for killing American terror suspects overseas with drones, as Democrats overcame opposition by Republicans and quelled concerns by some civil libertarians.

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