Biden nominees for education and labor posts approved by U.S. Senate panel

    Miguel Cardona; photo courtesy of Biden transition team
    Miguel Cardona; photo courtesy of Biden transition team

    WASHINGTON—Miguel Cardona was one step closer to leading the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday after the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee moved his nomination to the full Senate for a vote. 

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