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Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 9:46
US health secretary Tom Price quits after plane scandal
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US Health Secretary Tom Price has resigned over the use of expensive private planes for official business.

He previously apologised after making 26 private flights since May at a cost of 400,000 dollars to taxpayers.

Government officials, except those dealing with national security matters, are required to take commercial flights for work related travel. 

Three other members of US President Donald Trump's cabinet are under scrutiny for using private planes while working.

A White House statement said President Trump had accepted Price's resignation, adding that Don J Wright had been designated as acting health secretary.

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