Colin Powell, Three Others Resign

Secretary of State Colin Powell has submitted his resignation to President Bush. So have Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, Education Secretary Rod Paige and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham.

Powell is expected to leave when Bush names a successor. He could leave in January. The names under consideration so far: Condi Rice and U.N. Ambassador John Danforth.

Update: Reuters reports Condi Rice is the White House favorite replacement candidate.

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