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Senate Armed Services panel recommends Mattis to be defense secretary

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The only senator opposing James Mattis was Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. | Getty Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The Senate Armed Services Committee today overwhelmingly recommended retired Marine Gen. James Mattis be the next Defense secretary. The vote was 26-1 during a closed-door meeting. The only senator opposing Mattis was Democrat Kirsten…

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State Highlights: Minnesota Senate Approves Insurance Rebate Measure; Arizona A.G. Sues Theranos

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Outlets report on health news from Minnesota, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, California, Wisconsin and Ohio. Minnesota Public Radio: Senate Passes Health Insurance Rebate Plan The Minnesota Senate moved quickly Thursday to pass a $450 million bill responding to sharp spikes in premiums for people who buy health insurance on the individual market. “We are…

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Senate panel advances Mattis waiver to run Pentagon

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Defense Secretary nominee, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis speaks during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, on January 12, in Washington, D.C. | Getty Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday easily approved legislation to exempt James Mattis from the seven-year waiting period for…

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