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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen leaving position: Trump

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks beside Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez (not pictured) during a multilateral meeting at the Honduran Ministry of Security in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera/File Photo
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday.

The president said Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, would become the acting DHS secretary.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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