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  • Al Franken Resigns

    Al Franken actually did it. After yesterday disputing reports that he had decided he would announce his resignation today, the senior Democratic senator from Minnesota announced today from the Senate floor that he would resign "in the coming weeks."

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    "Then it came back to me," he said, saying he was shocked and upset to hear how women perceived his actions. He...


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