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In unexpected move, White House spokesman Jay Carney resigns
In unexpected move, White House spokesman Jay Carney resigns

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will leave the administration this summer, to be replaced by longtime press aide Josh Earnest. The surprise departure came just hours after President Obama accepted the resignation of another top official, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. In an announcement to the White House press corps Friday,  Obama called Carney "one of my closest friends." Neither Carney nor the president commented on Carney's next posting. Carney, a former Moscow bureau chief for Time magazine, said only that he will not be moving t‎o Russia to serve as U.S. ambassador, an appointment that has been speculated about in the past. Obama called...

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