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Trump Ousts Tillerson: What's Next for The State Department?

March 13, 2018: President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he is replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with current CIA Chief Mike Pompeo. In office for little more than a year, Tillerson's is one of the shortest tenures for secretary of state in modern history. In recent months, the Trump administration has proposed slashing the department's budget at the same time as their ranks have begun to dwindle. The Takeaway looks at Tillerson's firing against one of the highest profile foreign policy matters in recent memory, North Korea. Plus, we preview congressional attempts to roll back Dodd-Frank; a rash of suspicious packages exploding in Austin, Texas; a profile of dual water-related crises; and a look back at the overlooked woman who brought tennis to the United States.

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