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NPR CEO resigns over conservative prankster’s video

National Public Radio (NPR) President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned in the wake of a video sting by a conservative group. A video by conservative prankster James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas” had allegedly showed NPR Foundation President Ron Schiller (no relation) saying the tea party was full of “racist people.”…

Mubarak ally quits as Egyptian PM

CAIRO (AFP) – Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq resigned unexpectedly Thursday, sparking celebrations from protesters who demand a purge of the remnants of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s regime. The country’s military rulers said he would be replaced by Essam Sharaf, a former transport minister who joined the rallies in Cairo’s…

GOP congressman resigns over failed attempt at extramarital sex

A Republican congressman from western New York announced his resignation Monday after a gossip website published a shirtless photo he sent to a woman who posted a Craigslist personal ad. According to a report at Gawker, Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) responded to an ad a 34-year-old woman posted to Craigslist’s…

Iraqis protest government for more services, water, food

BAGHDAD – Hundreds of Iraqis took part in scattered demonstrations on Sunday, calling for an improvement in basic services and the resignation of local government officials as unrest sweeps much of the Arab world. In Baghdad, around 250 people gathered in the impoverished district of Bab al-Sham to protest against…

Romney, Kerry call for Mubarak’s resignation

WASHINGTON – Leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said Tuesday that Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak should step down in the face of widespread protests that have ravaged the nation. The change demanded by the Egyptian people, Romney said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “would…

Hezbollah and allies to topple Lebanon govenment: source

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Ministers from Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and its political allies will resign on Wednesday, forcing the collapse of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s government, political sources said. “The resignation statement has been written and will be announced at 4.30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. ET),” said a senior political source, who…

Ark. board member who posted anti-gay rant to quit

Anti-bullying group applauds resignation of Ark. school board member who posted anti-gay rant The head of an anti-bullying group has applauded the decision of an Arkansas school board member to resign after posting on Facebook that he thinks gay youths should kill themselves. Clint McCance, a member of the Midland…

Olbermann to Obama: Don’t accept McChrystal resignation

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann surprised many viewers Tuesday by telling President Barack Obama not to accept the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. “You should take General McChrystal’s resignation, and fold it up, and put it in your top drawer, and tell him that that is where it will remain, and…

Pope Benedict accepts bishop’s resignation for beating kids, pedophilia probe underway

Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday accepted the resignation of a German bishop who admitted he beat children in a Catholic orphanage and also faces a pedophilia probe, the Vatican said. Walter Mixa, 69, had tendered his resignation as bishop of Augsburg and military bishop on Thursday. The pope “has accepted…

Yale professor: Growing divide between Holder, Obama could end with AG’s resignation

US Attorney General Eric Holder took office pledging a sharp shift away from the last administration’s policies, but an apparent change of heart in the White House could see the top lawyer leave his job. Holder, 59, is the first African-American to hold the top legal post, and was generally…

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