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John Kelly, hired to bring order to White House, to leave as Trump's chief of staff

WASHINGTON - John Kelly, the retired four-star Marine general who became President Donald Trump's second chief of staff, will leave that post by the end of the month after struggling for a year and a half to bring order to a White House beset by chaos because of the president's impetuous behavior - and occasionally Kelly's own.

Trump confirmed Kelly's imminent departure Saturday as he left the White House to attend the annual Army-Navy football game.

"John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year," the president said, adding that he would announce a replacement - perhaps "on an interim basis" - in a day or two.

Though the president and his chief of staff reportedly are no longer on speaking terms, Trump called Kelly, who initially was

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