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Carson Accepts Offer to Lead Housing Agency, Trump Team Says

  • Retired neurosurgeon sought 2016 Republican nomination
  • Trump says he, Carson have discussed ’urban renewal agenda’
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Ben Carson accepted Donald Trump’s offer to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a statement from the president-elect’s transition office Monday.

Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination before backing Trump, is the first of what is expected to be several Cabinet nominee announcements this week.