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Obama to nominate Hagel for defense secretary: Democratic aide

President Barack Obama (L) smiles next to Chuck Hagel (R-NE) during a news conference at the Amman Citadel, an ancient Roman landmark, in Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

President Barack Obama (L) smiles next to Chuck Hagel (R-NE) during a news conference at the Amman Citadel, an ancient Roman landmark, in Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

President Barack Obama (L) smiles next to Chuck Hagel (R-NE) during a news conference at the Amman Citadel, an ancient Roman landmark, in Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) walks with daughter Malia as he is trailed by First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House, Washington January 6, 2013, on their arrival back after their vacation in Hawaii. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) walks with daughter Malia as he is trailed by First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House, Washington January 6, 2013, on their arrival back after their...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) walks with daughter Malia as he is trailed by First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House, Washington January 6, 2013, on their arrival back after their vacation in Hawaii. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
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