Ex-NYC Police Head to Replace Ridge

Bernard Kerik speaks as President Bush looks on

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, left, speaks at the White House as President Bush looks on. Reuters hide caption

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President Bush taps former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to head the Homeland Security Department. Kerik was the top police official in New York during the Sept. 11 attacks. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and WNYC's Andrea Bernstein.

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