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Justice official to be nominated to top Labor slot

Monday - 3/18/2013, 11:58am  ET

FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2012 file photo, United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, left, is joined by Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Roy Austin, as Perez announces a federal civil lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a news conference in Phoenix. The White House says President Barack Obama on Monday, March 18, 2012 will nominate Perez to head the Labor Department. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

SAM HANANEL
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to fill yet another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama is set to nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor, the White House says.

If confirmed by the Senate, Perez, who has been head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division for 3
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