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Interior chief Salazar to step down; Obama remakes energy team


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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama talks to reporters as Colorado Senator Ken Salazar, his nominee for secretary of interior, looks on during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois, in this December 17, 2008 file photo. Salazar is expected to announce he is stepping down, a White House official confirmed on Wednesday. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files