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Hagel has enough votes for confirmation

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Chuck Hagel now has the votes to be confirmed next week to be the nation's next defense secretary. A senior Republican senator, Richard Shelby of Alabama, says he'll vote for Hagel. That gives supporters the 60 votes they'll need to end a filibuster and move the nomination toward an up-or-down vote.

The White House says Republicans who oppose Hagel are putting politics ahead of national security.

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