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Trump nominates rival Ben Carson for housing secretary

Trump nominates rival Ben Carson for housing secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump has named former Republican rival, Ben Carson, as secretary of housing and urban development, Trump’s team revealed in a statement on Monday. “I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,” Trump announced on his Facebook page. “Ben has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. He shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a presidency representing all Americans.” The position oversees low-income housing assistance, financing for homeownership, and fair-housing programs. The two have “talked at length” about Trump’s urban renewal plan, as well as shared messages of how
Polar Plunge leaves the Ice Bucket Challenge behind

Polar Plunge leaves the Ice Bucket Challenge behind

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Londoners plunge into icy water to raise money for Special Olympics. Indraja Gugle reports from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Sub-editor: Jipsa George    On a Saturday morning in February, as the temperature dipped below 5˚ Celsius, Londoners gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to plunge in icy water for the inaugural Great Britain Polar Plunge. This feat was designed to raise money for Special Olympics. London may be used to its inhabitants jogging in the snow, but a plunge in glacial water goes to show their great support towards inclusive sports like the Special Olympics. Sarah, a participant, was raring to go with her team of eight. “It’s all right so far, although we got more scared when we looked at the pool and there was lots of ice on top. But it’s for