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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4. President Obama on Monday will nominate Foxx as his new transportation secretary. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at his confirmation hearing last week. Zhang Jun /Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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