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Eugene Scalia (left), then-nominee for solicitor of the Labor Department, gets encouragement from Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) before Scalia's conformation hearing in 2001. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images/file). President Trump announced Thursday that he plans to nominate Eugene Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as his next Labor secretary — succeeding Alexander Acosta, who announced his resignation last week amid an uproar over an old plea deal he struck with a wealthy financier facing a new round of sex trafficking charges. “I am pleased to announce that it is my intention to nominate Gene Scalia as the new Secretary of Labor. Gene has led a life of great s... Full story

19 July