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President Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

The Washington Post reports Trump asked Tillerson to step aside late last week. Pompeo, a former congressman, will take over at the State Department. Gina Hapsel, the current deputy CIA director, will be nominated to succeed Pompeo at the spy agency. 

Tillerson, a former Exxon Mobil executive, has often clashed with the president. 

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