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FILE - This Oct. 10, 2013 file photo shows Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing Jan. 28 on President Barack Obama's pick of the retiring Baucus to serve as ambassador to China. The six-term Democratic senator is expected to sail toward confirmation by his colleagues. If confirmed, Baucus would replace Gary Locke, who has announced plans to leave the diplomatic post. Baucus has served in the Senate for more than two decades. Obama announced the nomination last year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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