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        2/15/2013, Adar 5, 5773

      Republicans Block Vote on Hagel Nomination, For Now


      U.S. Senate Republicans successfully blocked Chuck Hagel's nomination to be President Barack Obama's next Pentagon chief on Thursday, forcing a 10-day delay in his confirmation vote, AFP reported.

      By a vote of 58-40 with one member voting present, Democrats failed to overcome a procedural roadblock put up by Republicans who had demanded more time to receive answers to their questions. One senator was absent.