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Trump says acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan is stepping down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was stepping down and a new acting chief of the agency would be named next week.

"Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector," Trump said on Twitter.

"I will be announcing the new Acting Secretary next week. Many wonderful candidates," he said.


(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)