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The Weeknd Quits H&M Partnership Over Racist Ad: 'I'm Deeply Offended'

The Weeknd Quits H&M Partnership Over Racist Ad: 'I'm Deeply Offended'The Weeknd is ending his partnership with H&M following backlash over a racist posting on its U.K. website showing a black child model posing in a hoodie that read “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle.”



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Female Congressional Candidate Quits Race Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Female Congressional Candidate Quits Race Over Sexual Harassment AllegationsAndrea Ramsey is accused of sexually harassing a male subordinate in 2005



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Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex Tillerson

Star U.S. Diplomat Quits With Fiery Letter To Rex TillersonA distinguished U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department resigned after writing a searing letter to Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, accusing him of gutting the department and damaging America’s standing across the world.



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Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office

Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His OfficeAn Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to “family values” has stepped down after allegedly engaging in “inappropriate conduct with another man” in his office.



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Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta Quits After His Firm Turns Up In Manafort Indictment

Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta Quits After His Firm Turns Up In Manafort IndictmentWASHINGTON ― Tony Podesta, the Democratic Party super-lobbyist, announced his resignation as head of the Podesta Group after the company appeared in the indictment of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on Monday.



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Kenyan election official quits, saying re-run election will not be 'credible' 

Kenyan election official quits, saying re-run election will not be 'credible' Kenya’s top election official threw next week’s rerun of the country’s presidential election into doubt on Wednesday, saying that political intimidation and interference meant he could no longer guarantee the credibility of the vote. Hours after one of his colleagues resigned and fled the country saying she feared for her life, Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the electoral commission, also threatened to quit, deepening a political crisis that risks upending one of Africa’s most stable states. Next Thursday’s election marks Kenya’s second attempt in three months to choose a leader after the supreme court overturned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August, citing “irregularities and illegalities” in the transmission of results. But the ruling, unprecedented in Africa, has worsened rather than resolved Kenya’s political impasse. Mr Kenyatta’s challenger, Raila Odinga, withdrew from the rerun earlier this month after electoral officials he accused of rigging the first vote refused to resign. Mr Chebukati accused both the government and the opposition of resorting to tactics that, he said, threatened to pitch Kenya into a “worse situation” than the violent aftermath of an election in 2007 that claimed more than 1,300 lives. Kenya's opposition party leader, Raila Odinga, speaking at Chatham House in London on October 13 Credit:  REUTERS But Mr Odinga was swift to claim vindication after the chairman said his efforts to ensure a transparent election had been blocked by four commissioners who have been accused of acting at the behest of the president’s ruling party. “I’ve made several attempts to make critical changes but all my motions have been defeated by a majority of the commissioners,” Mr Chebukati said. “Under such conditions it is difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election.” “I would rather go out with my name intact and my head lifted high than be part of a process where personal interests dwarf the interests of the nation.” Mr Chebukati indicated he would carry out his threat to quit unless electoral staff accused of bungling August’s election stepped down, his fellow commissioners stopped serving “partisan interests” and President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga agreed to negotiate. A police officer prepares to fire a tear gas to disperse supporters of Raila Odinga in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, 16 October 2017 Credit:  EPA He also demanded an end to opposition protesters chasing away electoral staff trying to prepare polling stations. Were Mr Chebukati to resign, the election — which is constitutionally required to be held by Nov 1st — risks being postponed as the chairman of the commission alone has the power to declare the result.  Mr Chebukati’s decision to air his grievances publicly came after Roselyn Akombe, one of his six fellow commissioners, resigned and fled to New York, raised similar concerns and said she feared for her safety after receiving threats. A senior electoral manager with responsibility for the electronic integrity of the vote, was murdered nine days before the August election. “The commission in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on 26 October 2017,” she said in a statement. “I do not want to be party to such a mockery to electoral integrity.” Kenyan opposition lawmaker Caleb Amisi Luyai leans through of his car as tear gas billows out Credit: REUTERS In recent days, both President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga appeared to have made some concessions that raised hopes for a negotiated settlement to the crisis. But Mr Odinga has shown little sign of returning to the race. On Wednesday he called for mass protests on election day as part of a strategy to prevent voting taking place in his strongholds — a move that could lead to the poll being nullified again. As many as 70 people have died in election-related violence since August, the vast majority opposition protesters killed by the security forces.



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Interior Whistleblower Quits, Lambastes Ryan Zinke's 'Resume Of Failure'

Interior Whistleblower Quits, Lambastes Ryan Zinke's 'Resume Of Failure'Joel Clement — a federal scientist who blew the whistle on the Trump administration, claiming he was reassigned for warning about the dangers of climate change to Alaska natives — has resigned from his post at the Interior Department.



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Man 'Pushed To Limit' After NFL Protest, Quits Job At Buffalo Bills Stadium

Man 'Pushed To Limit' After NFL Protest, Quits Job At Buffalo Bills StadiumWhile NFL players are taking a knee, Erich Nikischer is leaving the arena. Nikischer found himself so enraged by several Buffalo Bills kneeling during the national anthem on Sunday that he quit his job of almost 30 years at the team’s home stadium, New Era Field. Nikischer said he has no issue with players protesting prior to the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, but could not handle the kneeling during the song.



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Former acting CIA director quits Harvard over Chelsea Manning post

Former acting CIA director quits Harvard over Chelsea Manning postFormer acting CIA Director Michael Morell on Thursday resigned from Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs to protest the appointment of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning to a fellowship at the university’s Kennedy School.



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Massachusetts Woman, 53, Wins Massive Powerball Jackpot And Promptly Quits Job

Massachusetts Woman, 53, Wins Massive Powerball Jackpot And Promptly Quits JobThe winner of the $ 758.7 million Powerball lottery came forward on Thursday. Wanczyk said she’s already informed her employer of 32 years, Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, that she won’t be coming back to work. It is the largest grand prize won by a single lottery ticket in U.S. history, according to Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre.



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