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Secretary of State Colin Powell Resigns

Secretary of State Colin Powell has submitted his resignation, according State Department officials. He's the latest cabinet member to step down following President Bush's re-election. The list of departing cabinet officers includes Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Donald Evans. The secretaries of Education and Energy also are expected to leave. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Michelle Kelemen.

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Renee Montagne, one of the best-known names in public radio, is a special correspondent and host for NPR News.
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