John Boehner will resign and leave Congress

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Republican House Speaker John Boehner announced Friday that he would step down from his post as the country’s No. 3 elected official and leave Congress effective Oct. 30. The bombshell announcement came a day after Boehner fulfilled his two-decade dream to host the pope at the Capitol.

Boehner, known for getting teary-eyed in public, betrayed little emotion after announcing his decision in a closed-door meeting with fellow House GOP members. “It’s a wonderful day,” he said. (Olivier Knox for Yahoo News)

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