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    Trump Taps Perry, Zinke; Tillerson Faces Senate Fight

    What’s the third one again? Donald Trump tapped former Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the Department of Energy — an agency Perry famously couldn’t remember that he wanted to eliminate in a 2012 presidential debate. For the Department of the Interior, Trump’s reportedly picked Montana’s Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has partnered with Democrats on conservation issues. But the president-elect may face a confirmation fight over Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, as even GOP senators have expressed worries about his close relationship with Russia.

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