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Napolitano to stay as Homeland Security secretary

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will remain in the same post as President Obama begins a second term, a White House official said Monday.

Napolitano, who has been dealing with the recent death of her father, had planned to stay and the administration confirmed that she would on Monday. While not unexpected, her remaining in place means that most of Obama's first-term Cabinet will begin the second term unchanged.

A former governor of Arizona, Napolitano may play an important role in Obama's push for immigration legislation, a high early priority for the administration.

For more on the transition to a second term, see the Post's interactive graphic, "Who's In, Who's Out."

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Scott Wilson is the chief White House correspondent for the Washington Post. Previously, he was the paper’s deputy Assistant Managing Editor/Foreign News after serving as a correspondent in Latin America and in the Middle East.



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