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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) stands with President Barack Obama as he announces Jeh Johnson to be his nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, October 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama picks lawyer Johnson to head Homeland Security

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday named former Pentagon attorney Jeh Johnson to run the Department of Homeland Security, where the task of securing the nation's borders will give Johnson a central role in the president's immigration reform efforts.

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