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Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the prominent Latino Democrat. Castro, 39, has served for three terms as mayor of San Antonio, and was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. His twin brother, Joaquin, is a Democratic congressman. Obama nominated Castro after Kathleen Sebelius' decision to resign as Health and Human Services secretary prompted a reshuffling of his Cabinet. The previous HUD secretary, Shaun Donovan, is in line to replace Sylvia...

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