Obama picks Daschle as health secretary: Democrats

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has selected former U.S. senator Tom Daschle to become secretary of health and human services, two Democratic officials said.

Daschle, a former senator majority leader, has accepted the job, they said.

(Reporting by Caren Bohan and Jeff Mason, Editing by Sandra Maler)

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