A gun-running scandal has worsened significantly in the United States as the head of a major government body stepped aside under pressure.
The resignation of Kenneth Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is the most high-profile development yet in an investigation into a now-notorious operation run by the department from late 2009 until early this year.
The project, called Operation Fast and Furious, aimed to apprehend major figures...
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