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President Trump has nominated Jerome M. Adams to serve as the next U.S. Surgeon General. He currently serves as Indiana State Health Commissioner, a position VP Mike Pence appointed him to, and used to work as an anesthesiologist at the Indiana University School of Medicine. (That would make him the second top health official with ties to Pence, the first being Seema Verma, who administers Medicare and Medicaid, per Stat.)

Adams has promoted a needle exchange program in Indiana to reduce the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users in the state, which suffers from the opioid epidemic.

The resume: BS in Biochemistry and BA in Biopsychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, MPH from University of California at Berkeley, MD from Indiana University School of Medicine.

His response to being nominated? He is "honored."

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President Trump said Saturday he expects to announce a nominee for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat “next week” and that the person will “most likely" be a woman.

What he's saying: "If somebody were to ask me now, I would say that a woman would be in first place, yes. The choice of a woman, I would say, would certainly be appropriate," the president told pool reporters.