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By Ginger Gibson and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a strong advocate of increased oil and gas development who is skeptical about climate change, to run the Department of the Interior, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. Three sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Trump was expected to nominate the congresswoman from Washington state to head the department, which is charged with the management and conservation of federally-owned land and administers programs relating to Native American tribes. The pick dovetails neatly with the Republican president-elect's promises to bolster the U.S. energy industry by shrinking the powers of the federal government, and follows his nomination earlier this week of an anti-regulation climate skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to run the Environmental Protection Agency.
Still grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hard-line ...
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has made a $14.1 billion bid for the remaining shares of European pay-TV group Sky Plc that the U.S. company does not already own, the British broadcaster said on Friday. Fox is Sky's largest shareholder, with a 39.1 percent stake, according to Thomson Reuters data. By owning all of Sky, Fox, whose cable networks include Fox News and FX, the New York-based media company would have control of a distribution platform in Europe.