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Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson swore-in Leon Panetta as the nation's 23rd defense secretary on Friday, July 1, 2011. Panetta replaces Robert Gates. Photo provided by Defense Department.

Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson swore-in Leon Panetta as the nation's 23rd defense secretary on Friday, July 1, 2011. Panetta replaces Robert Gates. Photo provided by Defense Department.

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Senate confirms Morehouse grad Jeh Johnson to lead homeland security

The Senate broke another Republican filibuster on Monday in confirming former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson to head the Homeland Security Department.