FEMA Chief Pulled from Leading Katrina Aid

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FEMA Director Michael Brown

FEMA Director Michael Brown listens September 9 as U.S. Coast Guard Vice-Admiral Thad Allen is named leader of the federal government's Hurricane Katrina relief operations. Brian Snyder/Reuters hide caption

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown, barraged by criticism for the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, will no longer lead the relief effort on Gulf Coast and instead will work on "big picture" issues in Washington, D.C.

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