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Mark Esper sworn in as defense secretary

The Senate voted to confirm President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Defense, Mark Esper. The Senate overwhelmingly voted 90-8 to confirm him. Esper, who had been serving as Army secretary, is now expected to be successfully installed as the Pentagon's newest chief -- replacing acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
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