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Powell Resigns as Secretary of State

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Powell Resigns as Secretary of State

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Powell Resigns as Secretary of State

Powell Resigns as Secretary of State

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The White House announces the resignation of Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was viewed as a voice of moderation in an administration dominated by conservative hawks. Powell, the first African-American to serve as Secretary of State, is the topmost official to quit since President Bush's re-election. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.