Biden's Interior secretary pick Deb Haaland secures Republican support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the U.S. Interior Department, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, secured backing from a moderate Republican senator on Wednesday, further paving her way to confirmation. The support from Senator Susan Collins of Maine comes one week after West Virginia's Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said he would vote to confirm Haaland, who is poised to become the nation's first Native American in a presidential Cabinet post. Their backing is key in the 50-50 split U.S. Senate, in which Biden needs every Democrat on board to push his nominees throug...