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Napolitano to resign as homeland security secretary

9:26 AM, Jul 12, 2013   |    comments
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the American Hotel and Lodging Association's 2013 Legislative Action Summit on Capitol Hill April 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. Napolitano highlighted her department's 'If You See Something, Say Something' campaign and other steps toward smoothing air travel inside and outside the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take a job running the University of California education system, administration officials said Friday.


Officials confirmed Napolitano's departure on the condition they not be named, saying the Department of Homeland Security would be making the official announcement later in the day.

Napolitano, a former governor of Arizona, is only the third person to lead the Department of Homeland Security, and held the job throughout President Obama's first term.


David Jackson, USA TODAY

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