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Roberts becomes nation's 17th chief justice

He wins 78-22 vote; new court pick nears

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / September 30, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in yesterday as the 17th chief justice of the United States, after winning an easy confirmation in the Senate. He is the youngest man in more than two centuries to inherit the most powerful life-tenured position in US government. (Full article: 1086 words)

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