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BREAKING NEWS ~ FEMA chief resigns after Katrina demotion

[JURIST] AP is reporting that FEMA Director Michael Brown [official profile] has resigned from the agency after being replaced last week [JURIST report] as the on-site head of federal Hurricane Katrina [JURIST news archive] relief and recovery efforts.

5:15 PM ET - President Bush has named R. David Paulison [official profile], head of FEMA's emergency preparedness force, Administrator of the US Fire Administration [official website] and a career firefighter from Miami, to succeed Brown. AP has more.

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