Political resignations

June 18, 2020 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Book Critics Circle, founded 46 years ago, is seeking to reinvent itself. Fifteen of its 24 board members, including the president, have resigned over a dispute arising from its attempt to draft a statement in support of Black Lives Matter. On Thursday, those remaining...
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June 17, 2020 - 9:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s parliament voted to appoint a new prime minister Wednesday, two days after his predecessor resigned amid a scandal over whether the government illegally sold radio frequencies. The lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the candidacy of Kubatbek Boronov, the former Emergency...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, May 6, 2012, Armenia Party President Gagik Tsarukyan during parliamentary elections in Yerevan, Armenia. The Armenian parliament has voted to strip the leader of an opposition party Gagik Tsarukyan of his immunity as a lawmaker and to allow his arrest on tax evasion charges. (Varo Rafaelyan / PanARMENIAN via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 12:45 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian parliament voted Tuesday to strip the leader of an opposition party of his immunity as a lawmaker and to allow his arrest on tax evasion charges. Gagik Tsarukyan, a tycoon who leads the Prosperous Armenia party, has denounced the criminal charges against him as...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields attends a news conference in Atlanta. On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that Shields is resigning after an officer fatally shot a man who snatched an officer’s Taser and ran after a struggle in a restaurant parking lot. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
June 13, 2020 - 10:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's police chief resigned Saturday hours after a black man was fatally shot by an officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test. Authorities said the slain man had grabbed an officer's Taser, but was running away when he was shot. Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down...
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Women take a selfie at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Just weeks ago South Korea was celebrating its hard-won gains against the coronavirus. It was easing social distancing measures, reopening schools and promoting its tech-driven methods of fighting the spread of the virus. But the country’s success story is being threatened by a resurgence of infections in the area around Seoul where half of South Korea’s 51 million people live. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 11, 2020 - 10:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 56 new cases of COVID-19 as the country continues to see a resurgence of the virus concentrated in the capital area. Figures released by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday brought national totals to 12,003 cases and 277...
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In this Feb. 27, 2020 photo, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton gives an update on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, as Gov. Mike DeWine listens .Dr. Acton has resigned as Ohio's health director, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday, June 11, 2020, capping a contentious few months as the target of frustrations during the coronavirus pandemic that included gun-carrying critics showing up at her home. AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 11, 2020 - 6:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The health director who helped Ohio's Republican governor earn glowing reviews for his pandemic response resigned Thursday after a few polarizing months during which she became beloved for her soothing expertise and loathed — even threatened — for exercising her emergency...
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A worker moves new fencing into position on a street outside a Seattle police precinct Monday, June 8, 2020, in Seattle, where protests continued the night before over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Just days after Seattle's mayor and police chief promised a month-long moratorium on using a type of tear gas to disperse protesters, the department used it again. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 08, 2020 - 10:51 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Just days after Seattle's mayor and police chief promised a month-long moratorium on using a type of tear gas to disperse protesters, the department used it again during an overnight demonstration, bringing severe criticism Monday from City Council members, vows to overhaul the...
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The casket of George Floyd arrives for a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 08, 2020 - 7:17 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Floyd’s relatives met with Biden for an hour in Houston. — National Park Service: newly erected fence in front of a White House protest area is temporary. — Prosecutors say criminal charges will not be brought against thousands of Los Angeles protesters arrested for violating...
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Protesters who were arrested by police for breaking a curfew during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, sit on a sidewalk as they wait to be taken away in a van on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 05, 2020 - 12:01 am
The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters they...
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In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 file photo, US ambassador in Germany Richard Grenell waits for the arriving of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the defence ministry in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP, file)
June 02, 2020 - 10:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job. Richard Grenell posted the news late Monday on his Instagram account, without indicating what he planned to do next. While no reason was given for Grenell’s resignation, it...
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