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Hagel reportedly considered for Cabinet post

WASHINGTON – Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska, is reportedly being considered for a top national security position in the Obama administration, a move that could affect Senator John Kerry’s chances for a similar post.

Hagel may be in contention for either secretary of state or secretary of defense, according to an online report by Foreign Policy magazine’s Josh Rogin, who cited multiple anonymous sources who were familiar with the vetting process.

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