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Trump appoints Ben Carson as Housing Secretary

Donald trump, United States President-elect, on Monday appointed Ben Carson, the mild-mannered retired neurosurgeon who challenged him for the Republican nomination, to turn around troubled US inner cities as secretary of housing and urban development.

He is the first black selected by Trump for his team.

“Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Trump said in a statement.

Carson said, “I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly by strengthening communities that are most in need".

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