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Sylvia Mathews Burwell / Carolyn Kaster, AP

President Obama spends Friday filling a key job on his health care team and talking about voting rights.

In the late morning, Obama plans to nominate budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be the next secretary of health and human services.

Current health secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has been criticized for problems with the rollout of the health care plan, is leaving the administration.

Burwell must be confirmed by the Senate.

After the nominating ceremony, the president and first lady Michelle Obama travel to New York City. Obama will speak to the 16th annual convention of the National Action Network, a civil rights organization founded by Al Sharpton.

The president is expected to criticize efforts by Republicans in some states to limit early voting and require identification by prospective voters.

The Obamas return to Washington, D.C., on Friday night.



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