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January 12, 2009 5:59 PM

'Who's in charge' question looms over Clinton hearing

If Obama, Clinton and their teams see eye to eye, they could aggressively remake U.S. relations. But if the lines of authority are not clear, the result could be internecine conflict between the White House and the State Department of the sort that plagued both Democratic and Republican administrations of the past, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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