Politics Breaking News: Senate Confirms McCarthy for EPA Post

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The Senate has confirmed Gina McCarthy as the next leader of the Environmental Protection Agency. The vote was 59-40. The U.S. Senate confirmed Thomas Perez as the Obama administration's new labor secretary, despite deep opposition from Republicans who accused him of bending the laws to advance his liberal agenda. The University of California's governing board is expected to vote to confirm U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to become the first woman president of the prestigious 10-campus system. If approved as anticipated by the Board of Regents, she would become the 20th president in the 145-year history of the university, which has been battered by nearly two decades of boom-and-bust funding, leading to tuition increases and classroom shortages.

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