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US House Speaker Boehner to resign

Decision comes as Congress faces government shutdown threat

MR BOEHNER: His sudden and surprising resignation threatens to further divide his caucus, as his loyalists lashed out at those in the caucus who had threatened to try to topple Mr Boehner.


HOUSE Speaker John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of October, lawmakers said, following repeated clashes with conservative members of his Republican conference including a potential government shutdown next week.

Mr Boehner is citing the defeat last year of