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WATCH LIVE: Newly-fired Secretary of State Tillerson expected to speak to press

Rex Tillerson - The former Exxon CEO's tenure as secretary of state came to an end, President Trump announced March 13. Mike Pompeo, the current CIA chief, was appointed to lead the State Department.  (Source: CNN) Rex Tillerson - The former Exxon CEO's tenure as secretary of state came to an end, President Trump announced March 13. Mike Pompeo, the current CIA chief, was appointed to lead the State Department. (Source: CNN)

(WMBF/NBC NEWS) - Newly-fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to address the press at 2 p.m. from the State Department briefing room.

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Read the latest on President Trump's announcement on Tillerson's firing here:

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday via Twitter that Rex Tillerson would be replaced by current CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state. 

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