The U.S. Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control and past statements that gun violence is a public health issue. Murthy, 37, a physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, was the valedictorian at Miami Palmetto Senior High.
The U.S. Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control and past statements that gun violence is a public health issue. Murthy, 37, a physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, was the valedictorian at Miami Palmetto Senior High. Charles Dharapak AP
The U.S. Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control and past statements that gun violence is a public health issue. Murthy, 37, a physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, was the valedictorian at Miami Palmetto Senior High. Charles Dharapak AP

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