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German Chancellor Stepping Down as CDU Leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down after 18 years as the party leader of the center-right Christian Democratic Union. In her farewell speech at the CDU congress Friday in Hamburg, Merkel thanked her staff and said the party "is never just one person by him or herself, but always all members together." Merkel reminded her fellow party members that experience has shown "how much strength and momentum we can develop" when faced with...

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