Bush Selects Appeals Judge for Homeland Security Post

Judge Michael Chertoff and President George Bush at the White House.

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President Bush nominates federal appeals Judge Michael Chertoff to head the Department of Homeland Security. Chertoff headed the Justice Department's criminal division from 2001 to 2003. Bush's choice comes after former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik withdrew his name from consideration. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

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