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Obama Names Joseph Clancy As Secret Service Director

Four months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named the permanent director of the Secret Service Wednesday.

Clancy has been the agency's acting head since the service's director, Julia Pierson, resigned in October. He is the former leader of the Secret Service's Presidential Protective Division.

President Obama's choice of Clancy "is at odds with the recommendations of an outside review panel which suggested Obama tap someone from outside the troubled agency," NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

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