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U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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This morning in Washington, senators reached a deal that could pave the way for a vote as early as this week on Loretta Lynch's nomination to become the first female African-American attorney general. What broke the logjam was an agreement on abortion funding, tucked into a bill on human trafficking. NPR's Ailsa Chang joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.

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This segment aired on April 21, 2015.

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