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FILE - This Jan. 7, 2013 file photo shows, President Barack Obama and his choice for Defense Secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, left, and his choice for new CIA Director, current Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, John Brennan in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Minutes after his inauguration speech Monday, President Barack Obama signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate. Obama affirmed the nominations of John Brennan to be director of the CIA, former Sen. Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state and Jack Lew for Treasury secretary. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)