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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the nominations of Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary and Elaine Chao as transportation secretary on voice votes on Tuesday, advancing them to the full Senate. There were no objections on the panel, which Republicans control by a single vote, to Ross, a 79-year-old billionaire investor, nor to Chao, a veteran government administrator who served as labor secretary under former president George W. Bush. (Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said Tuesday he was alarmed by his country's high divorce rate, suggesting a ground-breaking legislation to delegalize divorces verbally declared by Muslim men to their spouses, the latest foray by the general-turned-president into thorny social and cultural issues in the most populous Arab nation.