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Norman Mineta, transportation secretary in 9/11 era, dies

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First Asian American to serve as a Cabinet member

Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta makes remarks after his swearing in ceremony as former President George W. Bush listens in 2001.   © Reuters

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ANNAPOLIS, U.S. (AP) — Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation’s federal transportation secretary, died Tuesday. He was 90.

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