Political resignations

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, this photo provided by the U.S. Army, paratroopers assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division walk as they prepare equipment and load aircraft bound for the U.S. Central Command area of operations from Fort Bragg, N.C. A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote in favor of a bill calling on the the government to remove them. But the path forward is unclear. (Spc. Hubert Delany III/U.S. Army via AP, File)
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January 06, 2020 - 5:19 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote calling on the government to remove them. But the path forward is unclear, and in Iraq's deeply divided...
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A protester hits a poster with a defaced picture of Asaad al-Eidani, Iran-backed parliamentary bloc's nominee for the post of the prime minister and Arabic that reads "rejected by the people," with a shoe during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Iraq's president refused Thursday to designate Asaad al-Eidani for the post of prime minister after he was rejected by anti-government protesters and said he was ready to submit his resignation to Parliament. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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December 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president refused on Thursday to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc and offered to resign, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. President Barham Salih...
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December 25, 2019 - 1:55 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday said her communications director's statement announcing the suspension of a nearly two-year criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar was “inadvertently...
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December 24, 2019 - 5:05 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The probe, which began under Nessel's predecessor...
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FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo, President Donald, first lady Melania Trump, and Barron Trump, walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. Melania Trump is quietly forging her way through President Donald Trump's impeachment. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
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December 24, 2019 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton spent the morning of her husband's impeachment visiting Capitol Hill to rally Democrats to his side. Pat Nixon kept assuring reporters her husband wouldn't quit — right up until he did. Eliza Johnson, frail from tuberculosis, kept watch over her husband during his...
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December 23, 2019 - 3:06 pm
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Police have used tear gas to disperse protesters in Ivory Coast's commercial capital after politician Guillaume Soro's flight home was instead diverted to Ghana. Conflicting reports emerged late Monday as to why Soro's plane didn't land in Ivory Coast as scheduled after...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability at the State Department, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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December 19, 2019 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a new deputy, assuring a degree of continuity at the helm of U.S. diplomacy should he resign for a potential Senate bid. The Senate voted overwhelmingly 90-3 on Thursday to confirm Stephen Biegun to be deputy secretary of state amid ongoing...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R- N.C., speaks to reporters as the hearing with top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent, at the House Intelligence Committee ends on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, the North Carolina congressman and top ally to President Donald Trump says he struggled with the decision and came to it after discussion with his family.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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December 19, 2019 - 2:23 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a top conservative ally of President Donald Trump, said Thursday he won't seek reelection next year. He is expected to join the Trump administration in a yet-to-be-finalized role. Now in his seventh year in the House, Meadows has...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for the Philippine community of Rome, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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December 17, 2019 - 12:30 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases Tuesday, responding to mounting criticism that the rule of “pontifical secrecy" has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and prevent police from investigating crimes...
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Commuters walk to get on a train at the Gare Saint Lazare station in Paris, France, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. French transport strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system entered their twelfth day Monday as French president Emmanuel Macron's government remains determined to push ahead with its plans. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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December 16, 2019 - 8:13 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government suffered a blow Monday when the key architect of the pension overhaul resigned over alleged conflicts of interests, on the 12th day of transport strikes against the planned changed. The French presidency said Macron accepted “with regret”...
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