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President Obama and other world leaders called Thursday for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign in the face of the regime's continued violence against pro-democracy protesters.

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Anthony Weiner was forced to the bench in the congressional arena earlier this week, but he appears to have a more lucrative and less prudish opportunity to get back in the fight, this time for pornography mogul, free speech advocate and hammerer of sexual hypocrites Larry Flynt. (more)

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With political reverence alien to the U.S., Japan’s foreign minister has resigned after accusations that he accepted political donations from a foreign national. The minister, Seiji Maehara, had been seen as a potential successor to the current prime minister.

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Yvo de Boer, the head of the United Nations' climate change body, has unexpectedly resigned after four years -- and after the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks in December -- in a move that could significantly set back global negotiations on climate change and emissions.

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Germany's top soldier, army chief Wolfgang Schneiderhan, has resigned over accusations of a cover-up after officials withheld information about a NATO airstrike that killed dozens of civilians in Afghanistan.

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Although he's been trying to hang tough as South Carolina's governor ever since this summer's infidelity drama unfolded, Mark Sanford has some new impediments -- 60 of them, to be exact -- that could keep him from serving out his term.

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Has the world gone mad or is Sarah Palin a trendsetter? Florida's Republican Sen. Mel Martinez has announced he will step down after Congress' August recess, claiming that his priorities of "my faith, my family and my country" suggest it's time for him to retire from public life. Rumors are circulating that "family problems" are behind his premature exit.

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