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Ridge Assumes Homeland Security Helm

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Ridge Assumes Homeland Security Helm

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Ridge Assumes Homeland Security Helm

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Tom Ridge is sworn in as the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Ridge begins his job amid complaints that homeland security remains underfunded, and that the government has done too little to secure the nation since Sept. 11. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.