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Bush Considers Replacing C.I.A. Chief More Quickly

The White House is actively debating whether to act this summer to select a permanent successor to George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, who is scheduled to step down on July 11, Congressional officials and others involved in the discussions said Monday. John McLaughlin, Mr. Tenet’s top deputy, was chosen earlier this month by President Bush to take over as acting director. But Mr. Bush is now reconsidering an earlier plan to leave Mr. McLaughlin in place through the November election, the Congressional officials and others said. Full Story

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