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Democrat Franken to resign from Senate: radio report


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Al Franken will resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Minnesota Public Radio reported, after more than half of his Senate Democratic colleagues urged him to do so in light of sexual misconduct accusations. (Reuters Politics) More More

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Posted on 17 December 2017 | 8:52 am | Google News

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Posted on 16 December 2017 | 6:04 pm | Google News

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Posted on 16 December 2017 | 1:08 pm | Google News

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In US Senate - NPR


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Posted on 13 December 2017 | 11:24 am | Google News

GOP Representative Franks Resigns Amid Ethics Probe - Voice of America


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Posted on 7 December 2017 | 9:27 pm | Google News

The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign - Kansas City Star


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Posted on 6 December 2017 | 9:16 pm | Google News

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