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Bush Taps Kerik to Head Homeland Security

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Bush Taps Kerik to Head Homeland Security

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Bush Taps Kerik to Head Homeland Security

Bush Taps Kerik to Head Homeland Security

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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 formally announces the selection of former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik to succeed Tom Ridge as head of the Department of Homeland Security. Kerik would be the second person to head the two-year-old agency. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

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