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If The Capitol Building Gets Sucked Into A Black Hole Tonight, This Man Will Become President

01/28/2014 08:01 pm ET | Updated Jan 28, 2014
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United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will serve as the designated survivor during the 2014 State of the Union.

The designated survivor is appointed every year to watch the address from a physically distant, secure and undisclosed location, so that if anything should happen to the country's other top leaders while gathered together for the State of the Union, that person could take over as president.

In 2013 the designated survivor for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address was then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

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