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Cantor's loss touches off House leadership tussle

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 5:32 a.m.

After a private meeting with fellow Republicans on Wednesday at the Capitol, Eric Cantor explains at a news conference his decision to resign as House majority leader.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections in which control of Congress is at stake.

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