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[JURIST] First on JURIST! Visit the new US Department of Homeland Security website. The Department formally came into being Friday afternoon with the swearing-in of Governor Tom Ridge as its first Secretary. Watch recorded video of the swearing-in ceremony, with remarks by President Bush. Review the Executive Order [text] issued by the President in connection with the establishment of the new Department.

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