Confirmation hearing underway for Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson

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WASHINGTON — Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson took center stage amid a politically roiling capital on Wednesday, as he sought Senate confirmation to become U.S. Secretary of State. The Texas native and Trump nominee appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as President-elect Trump's ties with Russia continue to be on the forefront of many minds in Washington. The Tillerson hearing was one of the most anticipated questioning rounds with a Trump nominee, thanks to the former oil executive's ties to Russia and ongoing controversies and questions about Trump's own relationship with.

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