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Gordon Brown Resigns

Gordon Brown’s tenure as prime minister of Britain is over: The leader of the Labour party resigned on Tuesday, effective immediately. The steely Scotsman’s voice cracked as he thanked his wife. “Thank you and goodbye,” he said before heading to Buckingham Palace to give the Queen his resignation. Brown expects to retire entirely from public life and take up charitable work. Sky News is reporting that, as part of the power-sharing agreement with Tory leader David Cameron, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg will be made deputy prime minister.