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Sen. Franken Resigns Amid Multiple Harassment Allegations

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MINNEAPOLIS - Following weeks of accusations made against him, Sen. Al Franken has announced he is stepping down at the end of the year.
“I am proud that during my time the senate I have used my time to be a champion of women and that I have earned a reputation as someone who respects the women I work alongside everyday. I know there's been a very different picture of me painted over the last few weeks, but I know who I really am,” Franken said on the U.S. Senate floor Thursday morning.
“Serving in the United States Senate has been a great honor of my life. I know in my heart that nothing...
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Democratic Senator Franken to resign: CNN

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WASHINGTON Reuters - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken was set to announce his resignation from office on Thursday, CNN reported, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a string of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
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Sen. Al Franken announces he will retire at end of the year

Sen. Al Franken announces he will retire at end of the year

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The embattled Minnesota Democrat faced a flood of calls to step aside from his colleagues.
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The Latest: Franken quits amid sexual misconduct allegations

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him : 11:45 a.m. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Franken made the announcement in a speech Thursday on the Senate floor. The two-term lawmaker has repeatedly apologized as several women stepped forward to accuse him of sexually inappropriate behavior, from groping to forcibly trying to kiss them.
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Sen. Al Franken resigning, sources tell CNN

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Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, sources told CNN Thursday.
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The soul-crushing betrayal of Al Franken's fall from grace

The soul-crushing betrayal of Al Franken's fall from grace

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The horrible irony of soon-to-be former Sen. Al Franken , who announced his resignation Thursday after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment, is that he began his career in the Senate as a warrior against sexual assault.
Moved by the story of an American who claimed she was gang-raped while working for a government contractor in Iraq - only to be told she could not sue her employer thanks to a clause tucked in her employment contract - Franken authored an amendment forbidding such contractors from using such clauses against sexual assault victims. Just months after joining the...
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Sen. Al Franken To Make Announcement Amid Calls For Him To Resign

Sen. Al Franken To Make Announcement Amid Calls For Him To Resign

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A Democratic official told Minnesota Public Radio that Franken plans to step down after more than half of Senate Democrats called for his resignation in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.
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