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House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t seek re-election, sources say

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., won’t run for re-election, two sources with knowledge of his decision confirmed to NBC News Wednesday.

Axios was the first to report that Ryan, 48, would leave Congress at the end of his term.

The latest and most high-profile departure from Congress, he joins dozens of Republicans who have resigned or retired amid President Donald Trump’s tumultuous first term, according to the House Casualty List. His departure had been rumored for months.

Ryan was elected speaker of the House in 2015, but struggled to unite his party on the issues. Health care reforms stalled, while failed negotiations over spending shut the government down. The Republican leader championed the GOP’s tax cuts late last year, securing the lone major legislative victory of President Donald Trump’s first year in office.

He was first elected to the House of Representatives twenty years ago.

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Eurostar crisis: Boris told to 'take control' from Macron and rename rail giant 'Britstar'

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EUROSTAR, which has begged for help from the UK in the face of a dire financial situation triggered by coronavirus and exacerbated by Brexit, should be bought out by this country and renamed Brit Tunnel, think tank chief Robert Oulds has said.

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Fishing tensions erupt: Furious MEPs blast EU as Jersey BANS French vessels from waters

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FURIOUS MEPS have begged the EU to take action after Jersey restricted French vessels from fishing in English Channel waters.

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Oh dear, Brussels! UK's 'seismic' Brexit success will spark others to quit EU, warns MEP

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BRITAIN’S success could spark a Brexit domino effect and prompt other countries to quit the EU, an MEP has warned.

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