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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
WASHINGTONFranken to resign Jan. 2 over sexual misconduct

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., plans to resign his seat on Jan. 2 in response to multiple allegations that he touched women inappropriately, his office confirmed Wednesday.

The decision followed Franken’s announcement earlier this month that he would leave Capitol Hill amid growing controversy over his behavior toward women prior to entering politics. The two-term senator, who has denied allegations from more than a half-dozen women that he touched them inappropriately or made unwanted sexual advances, will be replaced by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a Democrat.

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