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US Defense Chief Resigns

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned after nearly two years in the position. President Barack Obama, speaking Monday at the White House with Hagel and Vice President Joe Biden at his side, said the defense secretary told him last month that it was time for him to complete his service. Obama called Hagel a "steady hand" in helping his administration respond to the challenges of Ebola and Islamic State. The president described Hagel as "no ordinary defense...

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