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Ha­ley re­signs: U.S. Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions Nikki Ha­ley an­nounced this week that she will leave by the end of the year, an abrupt move that sur­prised top White House of­fi­cials. The for­mer South Carolina gov­er­nor said that she in­tended to work in the pri­vate sec­tor and de­nied ru­mors she would chal­lenge Pres­i­dent Trump in 2020. Ha­ley was a high-pro­file U.N. am­bas­sador, some­times tak­ing on du­ties typ­i­cally as­signed to the sec­re­tary of state. She main­tained a close re­la­tion­ship with the pres­i­dent, though she has been more vo­cal in crit­i­ciz­ing Rus­sia than other mem­bers of the ad­min­is­tra­tion. Trump said he’ll name a suc­ces­sor in the next few weeks. Ha­ley, who has spent her ca­reer in gov­ern­ment and earned $180,000 as U.N. am­bas­sador, last year dis­closed debts of up to $1.1 mil­lion. Trump said Ha­ley in­tended to “make a lot of money.”

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