Pennsylvania mayor resigns after racist Facebook posts
A town mayor in the US state of Pennsylvania has quit following uproar over his racist posts on Facebook.
The council in West York unanimously accepted Charles Wasko's resignation offer on Monday night, prompting applause from a crowd in the chambers.
The Republican was censured by the council this month for his posts, some depicting apes and lynching.
Mr Wasko, who is white, said he was the target of a "witch hunt", but acknowledged making the posts.
In June he uploaded a photo of orangutans in a wheelbarrow, captioned: "Aww... moving day at the Whitehouse has finally... read more
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