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Homeland Security Department Edges Closer to Reality

The Senate has the final word next week on the largest government reorganization in a half-century. The Homeland Security bill calls for a Cabinet-level department that, with a staff of 170,000, combines 22 existing agencies. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with foreign policy expert Ivo Daalder about how the restructuring will affect Americans.

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Lynn Neary
Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.