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01/14/2013 03:59 pm ET Updated Jan 14, 2013

Janet Napolitano, Secretary Of Homeland Security, Will Be Back For 2nd Term: White House Officials

As President Barack Obama's second-term cabinet continues to take shape, add Secretary Of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's name to the list of those staying.

White House officials confirmed the decision on Monday to ABC News and The Washington Post. Napolitano has served under Obama since her January 2009 appointment.

Last Wednesday, officials announced that Attorney General Eric Holder, Health And Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki were all returning. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also resigned that Wednesday, but Obama has yet to announce a nominee to fill her shoes.

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are all departing. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), White House Chief Of Staff Jack Lew, and former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) have been nominated by Obama as the respective replacements, with Senate confirmation hearings looming in the near future.

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