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Cairo, Ill., is one of the fastest depopulating communities in the nation, with abandoned buildings throughout the river town. The federal government plans to demolish two public housing projects where many of the remaining residents live. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Carson Promises To Help Residents Of Housing Projects His Department Is Shutting Down

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson drew controversy last month when he said in a radio interview that "poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind." Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson Clarifies Comment That Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'

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The Comfort Woman statue, with bird on shoulder, beside an empty chair symbolizing survivors who are of an old age without having yet witnessed judgement, in Glendale, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Carson arrives for the presidential inaugural parade in front of the White House on Jan. 20. Carson was confirmed as Housing and Urban Development secretary on Thursday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, flanked by Omarosa Manigault and House and Urban Development Secretary nominee Ben Carson, holds an African-American History Month "listening session" on Wednesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro hopes his likely successor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will come to support many of HUD's programs, but worries whether he'll roll back a new fair housing rule. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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HUD's Castro Worries That Housing Rule Could Be Rolled Back

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson arrives at Trump Tower last month. The Trump transition office announced early Monday Carson will be nominated to be HUD secretary. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the Republican National Convention on July 19 in Cleveland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Carson Defends Trump's Minority Outreach As Break From 'Traditional' Politics

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BuzzFeed's K-File (from left: Andrew Kaczynski, Nathan McDermott, Megan Apper and Chris Massie) has been covering the 2016 election by revealing the candidates' contradictions, hypocrises and misstatements. Lauren Zaser/BuzzFeed hide caption

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The BuzzFeed Buzz Saw: Why Campaigns Should Fear These Four 20-Somethings

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has coffee with staff members during a campaign stop at The Airport Diner in Manchester, N.H. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Chris Christie of New Jersey has invested nearly his entire campaign on New Hampshire. A poor result will almost certainly effectively end his candidacy. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Marshalltown, Iowa. Clinton is narrowly ahead of Sanders, but within the margin of error in the final Iowa poll. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate John Kasich's campaign is running an online ad and sent out a fundraising plea in response to the Paris attacks. Kasich is shown here at a town hall campaign event. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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