Trump Expands List of Candidates to Head State Dep’t

Retired General David Petraeus speaks to members of the media while leaving  Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 28, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Retired General David Petraeus speaks to members of the media while leaving Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 28, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus’ guilty plea for leaking...

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  • Lawmakers debate in Congress in Bogota, Colombia, on Nov. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

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