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The Latest: HHS chief apologizes after travel flap

Tom Price
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on HHS Secretary Tom Price’s travels on charter flights:

4:20 p.m.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is apologizing for taking costly charter flights on the taxpayer’s dime.

Price says he’ll reimburse the government and he’s pledging not to take any more charters.

The HHS chief’s mea culpa follows President Donald Trump’s public comments that he wasn’t happy with Price’s travel. Trump left open the possibility that Price would be fired, but Price said Thursday he thinks he still has the president’s confidence.

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3:40 a.m.

President Donald Trump says he’s “not happy” with his top health official, putting Tom Price’s job in jeopardy after his costly charter flights triggered a congressional investigation of administration travel.

Asked whether he’s planning on firing the secretary of health and human services, Trump responded Wednesday, “We’ll see.”

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