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Nielsen top choice for homeland post

Trump announces plans to nominate cybersecurity expert, aide to Kelly

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Photographs by AP/ANDREW HARNIK

In this Aug. 22, 2017 photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen speak together as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he intends to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, a cybersecurity expert and deputy White House chief of staff, to be homeland security secretary, a job left vacant in July when John Kelly left the department to become White House chief of staff.

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