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Senate Leaders Reach Deal to Allow Loretta Lynch Confirmation Vote

Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn prosecutor and nominee to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, laughs during a Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn prosecutor and nominee to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, laughs during a Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The Senate plans to vote in the next day or two on confirming Loretta Lynch as the first black woman to serve as U.S. attorney general.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday they had reached a compromise on an unrelated human-trafficking bill that Republicans have insisted on completing before the chamber will vote on Lynch’s confirmation.