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Obama's pick for No. 2 at Homeland Security says he did nothing wrong

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a confirmation hearing on Thursday boycotted by Republican senators, President Barack Obama's nominee for deputy homeland security secretary denied allegations he abused his current government position to help politically connected companies. Alejandro Mayorkas, currently director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, appeared before a Senate committee just days after reports he was being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General.

U.S. Postal Service looks to new Congress for rescue

* Postal Service says it loses $25 million each day * Outcome for legislation uncertain in new Congress By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the "fiscal cliff" of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts, but it did not do much to save the U.S. Postal Service from its own fast-approaching cliff.
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