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The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced William Barr's nomination to be attorney general on Thursday in a vote of 12-10, along party lines. Barr's nomination now goes to the full Senate for a vote. He is expected to be confirmed in the Republican-controlled Senate, amid Democrats' concerns he could limit the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.