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Senate GOP sees fresh perspective in Ben Carson's pick for Housing

Senate GOP sees fresh perspective in Ben Carson's pick for Housing

Dr. Ben Carson, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who was chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, appears to be well positioned for confirmation after the Republican-led Senate convenes early next year.

Democrats have questioned Carson's credentials for the position, which controls a $39 billion budget and programs that house millions of families — tens of thousands of them in Baltimore. Trump's pick will also help execute his loosely defined plans to revitalize the nation's stressed cities.

Carson rose to prominence as a trailblazing pediatric neurosurgeon — the youngest to lead a major division at Hopkins, and...

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