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Sen. Al Franken to resign from office

Franken was accused of touching women inappropriately

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota said he will resign following allegations that he touched women inappropriately.

Franken said the resignation will happen in the next few weeks, he said Thursday in an announcement on the Senate chamber.

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