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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key Cabinet post.

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The Justice Department was on solid legal ground in affirming that Donald Trump did not violate federal anti-nepotism laws by appointing his son-in-law to a White House post, government ethics experts told TPM.

But they said that doesn’t mean the President should have brought a direct relative like Jared Kushner into his administration in the first place, nor does it eliminate concerns about conflicts of interest.

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