Britain Names First Woman Head of Scotland Yard

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Senior officer Cressida Dick will be the next commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police — the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history, reports the Associated Press. Dick, a former assistant commissioner of the force, succeeds Bernard Hogan-Howe, who is stepping down next week. The Home Office announced the appointment of 56-year-old Dick today.

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