What we’re reading: Thursday, February 14, 2013

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By Rick Bosh
Former Senator Chuck Hagel testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be Defense Secretary, on January 31, 2013.
Former Senator Chuck Hagel testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be Defense Secretary, on January 31, 2013.
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The fight over Chuck Hagel’s future continues on Capitol Hill. Some of Hagel’s former colleagues in the Senate Republican caucus are trying to stall the confirmation process until receiving more answers on Hagel’s finances and the consulate attack in Benghazi. Majority Leader Harry Reid has set up a vote to end debate Friday that will require 60 votes to overcome.

In the opinion pages: The New York Times’ Gail Collins takes a closer look at President Obama’s call for high-quality preschool.

We’re following the latest updates from South Africa, where Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius is the primary suspect in a murder investigation. Authorities found Pistorius’s girlfriend shot to death at his home in Pretoria.

What we're reading: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Updated