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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 15
Colin Powell says he is stepping down as Secretary of State.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Colin Powell says he expects to serve for several weeks or a month or two before leaving office.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 15
Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman:

The flurry of resignations continues at theWhite House. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman was the firstwoman to hold her position. She, too, is resigning.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 15
Secretary of Education Rod Paige was the first African-American in his job. He is also resigning.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 15
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham also is stepping down.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 15
In a State Department news conference, Powell said he feels theadministration has "accomplished a great deal" over the past fouryears. Powell says he expects to "act fully" as secretary ofstate until President Bush has a replacement ready.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 15
Secretary of State Colin Powell says he wants to "return to private life." The White House confirmed today that Powell sent President Bush a letter of resignation Friday. The letter says Powell is "pleased" to have fought terrorism and helped free Iraq and Afghanistan.
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620456/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 30
Ridge steps down as homeland security chief
- Resignation is the latest of many changes in Bush’s Cabinet
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620456/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 30
Tom Ridge, the nation’s first homeland security secretary, announced Tuesday that he was resigning after three years of reworking U.S. security and presiding over color-coded terror alerts.
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620456/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 30
Tom Ridge said Tuesday that he would to stay in his job until a successor was found as secretary of homeland security.
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620456/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 30
Ridge, the seventh officer to leave Bush’s Cabinet so far, oversaw the most significant government reorganization in 50 years. He will be remembered for his terrorist alerts and tutorials about how to prepare for possible attacks, including the controversial “disaster kits” that caused runs on duct tape and plastic sheeting last year.
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620456/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 30
Amid warnings that the country may face increased terrorism risks around the holidays and the presidential inauguration Jan. 20, Ridge said he would remain on the job through Feb. 1, unless his replacement was installed sooner.
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620456/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 30
Ridge acknowledged that he could not prove that the costly and complex security measures that had been put in place had foiled any terrorist attacks inside the United States, but he said the country was safer today than before the suicide hijackings on Sept. 11, 2001, killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620456/>.
accessed Dec. 8
published Nov. 30
Cabinet turnover:
Ridge is the seventh of the 15 members of Bush’s Cabinet to announce that they will not be part of the second term. More resignations are expected; administration officials say Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson appears to be next.