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US: Veteran Senator Now Third in Presidential Succession

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A long-time U.S. senator, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, is now third in the line of presidential succession in the country. Leahy, a Democrat who has served in the Senate since 1975, was sworn in Tuesday as the president pro tempore in the upper chamber of Congress. It is a largely ceremonial position he is assuming […]

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Hong Kong Official Steps Down, Seen Angling for Top Post

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong chief secretary Henry Tang has stepped down from his post, fueling speculation that he will mount a bid to become the territory’s next chief executive. Tang is believed to be Beijing’s preferred candidate to succeed current chief executive Donald Tsang when he steps down in June. But Tang told reporters Wednesday that he […]