Kirstjen Nielsen, formerly the White House deputy chief of staff and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief of staff, was sworn in as the new US homeland security secretary. The swearing in came after the US Senate confirmed Nielsen by a 62-37 vote, narrower than the 88-11 confirmation vote for John Kelly, who served as homeland security secretary for the first six months of the Trump administration. Kelly resigned in July to become White House chief of staff. Nielsen served as ...

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