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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 17 at 9:42AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

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Central African Republic leaders stepping down

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N’DJAMENA, Chad — Michel Djotodia, the rebel leader who seized control of Central African Republic only to see the desperately poor country tumble toward anarchy and sectarian bloodshed, agreed to resign today along with his prime minister.

There has been growing pressure for Djotodia to step aside as the fighting between Christians and Muslims has escalated. His resignation should help placate the armed Christian militias who have used to violence to seek his ouster. However, his departure could also create an even greater power vacuum in a land that has long known coups and dictatorship.

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