US Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced that he will resign his position effective July 7. Mineta, who is 74, informed President Bush in a letter dated July 20, citing a desire "to move on to other challenges." The Bush Administration announced the decision Friday. It has not nominated a successor. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said Mineta made the decision on his own. "He was not being pushed out," Snow said during a press conference. Mineta, a former Democratic ...

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