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BREAKING NEWS ~ Bush taps Negroponte as new intelligence czar

[JURIST] CBS News is reporting that President Bush is naming John Negroponte [official profile], US ambassador to Iraq and former US ambassador to the UN, as the nation's first National Intelligence Director [White House background briefing on position; Congressional Research Service paper [PDF]] under the new intelligence reform legislation signed into law [JURIST report] late last year. Watch a live webcast from the White House.

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