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BREAKING NEWS ~ Bush officially names Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state

[JURIST] BBC News is reporting that President Bush has officially selected current National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice to fill the secretary of state post, as reported on JURIST's Paper Chase Monday. Current Secretary of State Colin Powell announced his resignation Monday. A live webcast of the White House press briefing will begin at 12:45 PM ET.

1:05 PM ET - An AP story is now available online; European officials' reactions to Rice's nomination have been mixed.

4:20 PM ET - A transcript of the announcement ceremony is now available online from the White House.

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