Obama to appoint Joseph Clancy to head Secret Service

Obama appoints Joseph Clancy to head Secret Service
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President Obama will name Joseph P. Clancy to lead the Secret Service as the agency prepares to revamp itself after a series of embarrassing lapses, the White House confirmed Wednesday.

Clancy has served as the interim head of the agency since October, when former director Julia Pierson resigned amid scandal. The agency came under fire last year when a man scaled the White House fence and dashed into the building before security apprehended him.

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