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Tillerson and Trump’s rocky road to ‘Rexit’

US President Donald Trump announces he’s firing Rex Tillerson, capping months of speculation the secretary of state was on the verge of being pushed out. Here is a roundup of the numerous points of friction between the pair during Tillerson’s 14-month tenure.

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Tillerson’s Ouster To Spark Wide-Ranging Changes

President Trump’s unceremonious dumping of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has wide-ranging implications for American diplomacy. Trump’s pick of CIA Director Mike Pompeo abruptly ends Tillerson’s turbulent tenure as the nation’s top diplomat. (March 13)

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Tillerson Urges Orderly Transition to Pompeo

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is delegating his responsibilities at the end of the day Tuesday to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. Tillerson spoke to reporters hours after being fired by President Donald Trump in a tweet. (March 13)

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Trump says he ‘disagreed on things’ with Tillerson

US President Donald Trump speaks of his disagreements with ousted secretary of state Rex Tillerson, including over the Iran nuclear deal, as he explains his decision to replace him with Mike Pompeo.

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Trump: Pompeo Will be a Great Secretary of State

President Donald Trump has “total confidence” in Mike Pompeo, his new pick for Secretary of State. Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Tillerson and was replacing him with Mike Pompeo, currently the CIA director. (March 13)

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Tillerson vows US ‘full support’ for Nigeria in jihadism fight

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday slammed last month’s mass abduction of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria and promised Washington’s “full support” in the country’s fight against Boko Haram jihadists. SOUNDBITE

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US still ‘not heard directly back’ from N.Korea: Tillerson

The United States has still “not heard anything directly back” from Pyongyang over plans for a US-North Korean summit, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday as he urged patience. SOUNDBITE

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The top stories for Sun., March 11: Trump reveals his 2020 campaign slogan; Secretary Tillerson is in Nairobi visiting anti-elephant poaching labs; Britain warns of toxins where ex-Russian spy was infected; Cairo barber shaves portraits on people’s heads.

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Tillerson: Kim Jong Un Forward-Leaning In Talks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Kim Jong Un was surprisingly forward-leaning in talks with a South Korean delegation, and that led to President Trump’s decision to meet with the North Korean leader. (March 9)

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