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(Wall Street Journal) — The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to censure New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel for ethics violations, in a rarely applied punishment to publicly shame a fellow lawmaker.  The vote for censure—the most severe form of punishment short of expulsion from Congress—was 333 to 79. Mr. Rangel was the first lawmaker to be censured in nearly three decades.  After the vote, Mr. Rangel stood on the House floor as Speaker Nancy Pelosi read a short statement decrying his conduct.

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