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President Donald Trump on Monday morning signed an order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, fulfilling a campaign pledge to back out of the deal, according to several reporters.

Trump also signed orders to freeze government hiring except for in the military and to limit abortion funding overseas.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Monday morning announced that he would back Rex Tillerson's nomination to be secretary of state, clearing the way for the former ExxonMobil CEO to make it out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and be confirmed by the Senate.

"[D]espite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillerson’s nomination in committee and in the full Senate," Rubio wrote in a Facebook post.

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