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Homeland Security
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Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Homeland Security
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President Bush today signed the law creating a vast new federal department to oversee security efforts within the 50 states. The new entity will include nearly two dozen agencies and more than 170,000 employees — and it will take time to achieve the information sharing and coordination that are its main goals. NPR's Pam Fessler reports from the White House.

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