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U.S. President Barack Obama has named a former key government lawyer as the new chief of the country's Homeland Security agency. Mr. Obama announced the appointment Friday of Jeh Johnson, once the top lawyer at the Defense Department, to head Homeland Security. The sprawling, 240,000-employee agency patrols U.S. borders, oversees recovery from natural disasters and helps monitor national security threats. Mr. Obama said he picked Johnson for the Cabinet-level position because of his ...

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