Napolitano to Step Down as Homeland Security Chief

Napolitano to Step Down as Homeland Security Chief

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WASHINGTON (AP) -

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take over as president of the University of California system.

Napolitano has led the department since the beginning of the Obama administration, just the third person to hold this post.

She said in a statement that its been the highlight of her career to work with the men and women who serve on the frontlines of our nation's efforts to protect communities. She thanked President Obama for the opportunity to serve.

Her resignation will become effective in September.

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