Obama picks nominees for surgeon general, civil rights and other key posts

November 14, 2013 11:38 PM

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The White House announced Thursday that President Obama would nominate candidates for several key government posts, including surgeon general, assistant attorney general for civil rights and undersecretary for science at the Department of Energy.

Obama selected Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, co-founder and president of Doctors for America and co-founder of VISIONS Worldwide, a nonprofit focused on HIV/AIDS in India and the United States, to be surgeon general. Murthy is also Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medi...

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