Condoleezza Rice Tapped to Replace Colin Powell

Secretary of State Colin Powell and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice

Secretary of State Colin Powell and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice in a Nov. 10 photo. Reuters hide caption

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The president plans to nominate one of his closest aides to serve as the next Secretary of State. Condoleezza Rice would replace Colin Powell, who announced his departure Monday. Rice's deputy, Stephen Hadley, would become the national security advisor. Hear NPR's Michele Kelemen.

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