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Interior chief Salazar to step down; Obama remakes energy team

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

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...more

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
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar addresses delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in this September 4, 2012 file photo. Salazar is expected to announce he is stepping down, a White House official confirmed on Wednesday. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar addresses delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in this September 4, 2012 file photo. Salazar is expected to announce he is stepping down, a White...more

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar addresses delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in this September 4, 2012 file photo. Salazar is expected to announce he is stepping down, a White House official confirmed on Wednesday. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files
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