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US: John Boehner to step down as Speaker

  • John Boehner has announced his decision to step down as Speaker by the end of next month. He will also leave the US Congress.

    The Republican from Ohio will be remembered for leading his party to a majority in the House in 2010.

    In an emotional press conference, Boehner spoke about his meeting with the Pope the previous day.

    During his tenure he often reached out to Democrats to push legislation unpopular with Republican hardliners. 

     

     

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