The Latest: Sessions resigns as attorney general
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The Latest: Sessions resigns as attorney general

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the midterm elections (all times local):

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the country's chief law enforcement officer.

Sessions announced his plan to resign in a letter to the White House on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that Sessions' chief of staff Matt Whitaker would become the new acting attorney general.

The attorney general had endured more than a year of stinging and personal criticism from Trump over his recusal from the investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Trump blamed the decision for opening the door to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the Russia investigation and began examining whether Trump's hectoring of Sessions was part of a broader effort to obstruct justice.

President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's (pahm-PAY'-ohz) meeting with his North Korean counterpart was postponed but is being rescheduled.

Pompeo had been scheduled to meet with Kim Yong Chol in New York on Thursday.

Trump says he's likely to meet with the North Korea leader early next year and there's "no rush" to engaging in denuclearization talks with Pyongyang.

Trump met Kim Jong Un in June for a landmark meeting in Singapore, where the two leaders agreed on vague goals of denuclearization. There's been litt...

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