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Sally Jewell to Be Named Interior Secretary

President Barack Obama is expected to be name Sally Jewell Interior Secretary later today, becoming the first woman named to the second-term cabinet.

President Barack Obama may ease some tensions later today as he is expected to announce Sally Jewell as Interior Secretary, replacing Ken Salazar who will leave at the end of March, according to USA Today.

As the Huffington Post reports, Jewell is the first woman added to Obama’s second-term Cabinet nominees.

Jewell is the president and chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment, Inc., an outdoors company known as REI, who has commercial banking experience, as well as engineering experience working for Mobil Oil Corporation.

Obama is expected to make the announcement later today.

More to follow.