Education Secretary Duncan steps down; Obama picks deputy to replace him

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Posted: Oct 02, 2015 11:30 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, one of the last remaining members of President Barack Obama's original Cabinet, will step down in December, a White House official said on Friday.

Obama has picked John B. King Jr., who currently acts as Duncan's deputy, to replace him, the White House said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Julia Edwards)