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Obama to nominate Labor pick today

WASHINGTON — Seeking to fill yet another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Obama will nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor on Monday, the White House says.

If confirmed by the Senate, Perez, who has been head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for 3½ years, would take over the Labor Department as Obama undertakes several worker-oriented initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage.

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