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Sundown: After Rocky Path, Hagel Is Confirmed

Plus breaking down who got their Hagel predictions wrong

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel(AP)

• By a vote count of 58-41, the Senate confirmed former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, bringing to a close a long, tumultuous nomination process. [AP]

• Dan Amira looks at the most outrageous prognostications given about former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary and raps the offending pundits lightly. [NYMag]

• Aly Raisman, our favorite Olympic gymnast, is joining next season’s hit dance show Dancing With the Stars. Good luck? [JTA]

• Nate Lavey of the Forward instagrammed some pretty great Purim pictures from deep in Hasidic Brooklyn. Check ‘em out. [Forward]

• Sheldon Adelson is suing a reporter for the Wall Street Journal for libel because of an article in which the casino mogul is described as “foul-mouthed.” [TPM]

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Sundown: After Rocky Path, Hagel Is Confirmed

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