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Powell among four Cabinet departures pending

Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first African-American to hold the post, resigned today, one of four resignations expected by the White House.

News reports said Powell, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, Education Secretary Rod Paige and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham have tendered their resignations. They join Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans as the Cabinet members to depart.

Powell said he will leave office once a replacement is selected. The others plan to leave on a staggered basis.

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Secretary of State Powell Expected to Resign (The Washington Post 11/15)
White House Expects Four Cabinet Resignations Today (AP 11/15)