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Representative Ryan Zinke delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016. (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump has selected Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke as his nominee for secretary of the Interior, two transition sources say.

A transition official said Zinke, a former Navy SEAL commander, has accepted the offer.

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