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New US House Speaker Expected in Coming Days

A monthlong leadership crisis in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to end this week with the election of Republican Congressman Paul Ryan as speaker. Ryan would succeed John Boehner, who announced his resignation from Congress last month after years of often-futile attempts to unify warring factions within his Republican caucus. "This is not a job I ever wanted or I ever sought,” said Ryan, slated to become the first reluctant House speaker in modern American...

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