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McCarthy chosen as next House majority leader; Scalise to serve as whip

(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

House Republicans dramatically reshaped their leadership team Thursday by selecting Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to serve as the next House majority leader and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as the next majority whip.

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