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Female Democratic senators call on Franken to resign

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At least four female Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount. [Source]

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Female candidate drops out of race amid sexual harassment allegations

Democrat Andrea Ramsey announced Friday morning she was dropping out of the race to fill a competitive House of Representatives seat in Kansas amid news of a 2005 lawsuit that accused her of sexual harassment.

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Sleep problems tied to female infertility

(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests.

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Trump officials brief senators on Saudi reactors, enrichment a worry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials briefed senators this week on how the White House was considering non-proliferation standards in a potential agreement to sell nuclear reactor technology to Saudi Arabia, but did not indicate whether allowing uranium enrichment would be part of any deal, congressional aides said.

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Republicans race to finish tax bill and win over reluctant senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress worked furiously on Friday to put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul and expanded a child tax credit in an effort to win the support of two wavering senators.

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Trump called Putin yesterday to thank him after the Russian president praised him

President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy.

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Republicans alter tax bill in bid to win over reluctant senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Friday expanded a child tax credit that is part of sweeping tax legislation in order to shore up support for passage, but it was still unclear whether the move was enough to satisfy two balking senators.

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BRIEF-Rigel Announces Resignation Of Ryan Maynard, Executive Vice President And CFO Effective December 31, 2017

* RESIGNATION OF RYAN MAYNARD, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2017

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Peru's Kuczynski says will not resign over Odebrecht scandal

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said late on Thursday that he would not resign over a scandal involving payments that Brazilian builder Odebrecht paid a decade ago to a company he controlled while holding public office.

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Analysis: One number that suggests a Democratic wave is coming

In the aftermath of Roy Moore's stunning Senate election loss in Alabama on Tuesday night, Republicans were quick to note that the circumstances in the state made drawing any conclusions impossible.

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Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman in wake of accounting scandal

BERLIN/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African tycoon Christo Wiese resigned on Thursday as chairman of Steinhoff , the latest setback for the retail group in the throes of an accounting scandal.

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As Republican tax vote nears, more senators waver

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping Republican tax bill in the U.S. Congress hit potential obstacles on Thursday as two more Republican senators insisted on changes, joining a list of lawmakers whose support is uncertain.

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Fund managers seek stocks benefiting from Democratic gains in 2018 U.S. elections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The surprise victory by Democrats in Tuesday's Alabama election for a U.S. senator is prompting fund managers to prepare for more losses by the Republican party in the 2018 mid-term Congressional elections.

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As Republican tax bill vote nears, two senators demand changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping tax bill hit a potential obstacle on Thursday as two Republican senators, who previously backed the measure, insisted on a change to its child tax credit.

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Paul Ryan considering resigning in 2018

CNN's Phil Mattingly reports that House Speaker Paul Ryan is considering resigning after the 2018 midterm elections after two years serving as speaker.

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GM says former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton to resign from board

Dec 13 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Wednesday Joseph Ashton, a former United Auto Workers vice president who led the union's GM department, has resigned from the company's board.

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Sen. Sanders: Trump should resign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says he thinks President Trump should resign over allegations of sexual assault levied against him.

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Alabama Loss Exposes Republican Fissures Amid a Democratic Surge

With the Republican majority in the Senate now reduced to a single seat, the party’s establishment is uneasy about what the populist wing could do in next year’s primary races.

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It's the way you dress, Democratic congresswoman tells colleagues

At a closed-door meeting of House Democrats to discuss reforming how Congress handles sexual harassment allegations, one senior congresswoman stunned lawmakers when she suggested female lawmakers were inviting unwanted advances because of the way they dressed.

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Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

(Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator by the state's governor on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.

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Minnesota's Lt. Gov. to replace Al Franken in the Senate

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate.

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White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former reality television star-turned political aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, has resigned from the White House to "pursue other opportunities," Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.

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Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken

(Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, the state's governor said at a news conference.

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Minnesota Lieutenant Governor to Replace Al Franken in Senate

The appointment followed weeks of debate over Mr. Franken’s fate. He announced he would resign last week after more women reported improper behavior.

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Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken: report

(Reuters) - Minnesota's governor will appoint Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith as U.S. senator to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

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Senators say effort to protect 'Dreamers' making progress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan push in the Senate to protect undocumented people who immigrated to the United States as children is gaining momentum as lawmakers try to wrap up negotiations, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday.

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Tezos director resigns, sowing more uncertainty at crypto startup

LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - One of the three board members of the Swiss foundation that conducted the online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project has resigned, Reuters has learned.

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Teva's Yitzhak Peterburg resigns from board

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd said on Tuesday Yitzhak Peterburg, who previously served as the company's chairman and interim chief executive, resigned from its board, effective immediately.

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These are the senators calling for the President to resign

A growing number of senators have called for President Donald Trump's resignation in the face of such sexual harassment and assault accusations.

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IOC bans six Russian female ice hockey players for life over doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned six Russian female ice hockey players from the Olympics for life over doping allegations linked to the 2014 Sochi Games, the ruling body said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Stepan CFO Scott Beamer To Resign - SEC Filing

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Sen. Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that President Trump should resign amid numerous 'heart-breaking' sexual harassment allegations.

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Democratic congresswomen call for Trump investigation

A group of Democratic congresswomen is calling Monday on the House Oversight Committee to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, adding to a growing drumbeat of voices drawing fresh attention to accusations leveled against the President by numerous women.

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Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Not Convinced Franken Should Quit

Congress needs a new process for investigating harassment complaints and disciplining offenders.

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Diplomat blasts Tillerson in stinging resignation letter

A rising star at the State Department has written a blistering resignation letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that under his leadership, the agency's influence has withered and morale among staff has plummeted, in part because of the "stinging disrespect" shown by the Trump administration.

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CNN exclusive: Sen. Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN on Monday that President Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott's scramble to reshoot "All the Money in the World" led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey.

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BRIEF-Bloomin' Brands Says Chris Sullivan Gave Notice Of Resignation From Board

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BRIEF-Christodoro Says Resigning From Xerox Board Due To Belief Board To Make Decisions With Which He Disagrees

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Op-Ed Contributors: Is the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?

Giving more voice to supporters isn’t always a good thing for winning elections.

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Baby formula recalled worldwide after salmonella scare

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Two senators call for Trump's resignation over sexual assault, harassment allegations

Two Democratic senators called for President Donald Trump's resignation over the weekend, citing the multiple accusations from women of sexual harassment and assault against him.

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Trent Franks, Accused of Offering $5 Million to Impregnate an Aide, Abruptly Resigns

Mr. Franks, Republican of Arizona, resigned earlier than expected after two women said he wanted to use sex as a means to impregnate them.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Great Al Franken Moment

His downfall was really a positive sign of the times.

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With Al Franken Coming Home, Minnesotans Watch and Reel

In a state that prides itself on clean politics, Minnesotans seemed puzzled and dazed to be the latest focal point for the nation’s reckoning with sexual harassment.

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Farenthold should resign if misconduct accusations true: senior House Republican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, on Friday told Fox News Channel that fellow Republican Representative Blake Farenthold should resign if an ethics investigation finds that sexual misconduct accusations against him have merit.

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Rep. Franks resigns effective today

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks, who said Thursday he would resign in January after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate allegations against him of sexual harassment, announced he will instead resign effective Friday.

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Congressman Franks says resigning immediately

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks on Friday announced that he would resign from Congress effective immediately, instead of the Jan. 31 date he previously had set, following the announcement of a probe into accusations of sexual harassment.

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Trump senior aide Dina Powell to resign early next year: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's deputy national security adviser, Dina Powell, plans to resign early next year and return to her home in New York, the White House said on Friday.

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Alpine skiing: Women's combined called off due to fog

ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - The opening women's combined race of the World Cup season was called off after the first of the two legs on Friday because of fog.

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Why Klobuchar didn't denounce Franken

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who serves in the Senate representing Minnesota with Al Franken, explained that she didn't publicly ask Franken to resign this week because of their relationship.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Al Franken and the Democrats

The Democratic senator from Minnesota announced that he would resign, even as he denied accusations of sexual misconduct. What does it tell us that his own party pressed him to do it?

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says a Republican Al Franken Would Still Have a Job

Mr. Noah and other hosts tackled Mr. Franken’s resignation and Roy Moore’s Senate campaign.

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Rep. Franks to resign after staff members' complaints of harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.

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Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations, and Republican Representative Trent Franks also said he was stepping down as he too was hit with ethics charges.

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Analysis: Rep. Trent Franks' absolutely bizarre resignation letter

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Thursday night that is is resigning from Congress after being informed that the House Ethics Committee had opened an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment from two female former staffers.

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On Washington: Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall

Mr. Franken came to the Senate as an instant star, but he was brought down by accusations of inappropriate behavior and a Democratic need to clean house.

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GOP Rep Love: Farenthold should resign

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) said that her colleague Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) should resign in light of allegations he sexually harassed members of his staff.

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Editorial: What Congress Can Learn from Al Franken

Will other lawmakers who abuse their power be held to the same standard?

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GOP colleague says Farenthold should resign

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah said on Thursday that her colleague GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas should resign in light of allegations he sexually harassed members of his staff.

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Rep. Franks resigns after staff members complain of harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.

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Congressman Trent Franks resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he will resign after two former staff members complained about discussions he had with them about efforts to find a surrogate mother.

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Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign: media report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, is expected to resign amid accusations of inappropriate behavior, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported on Thursday, citing a Republican source familiar with the decision.

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House Republican Trent Franks Plans to Resign

Mr. Franks, who made his name with strident social conservatism and adamant opposition to abortion in all forms, would be the third lawmaker to step down from office this week.

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Los Angeles, Al Franken, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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GOP Congressman Trent Franks to resign, sources say

Republican Arizona Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign, multiple sources tell CNN on Thursday.

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Representative Trent Franks is expected to resign: media report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, is expected to resign amid claims of inappropriate behavior, the Arizona Republic newspaper reported on Thursday, citing a Republican source familiar with the decision.

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Smerconish: I'm not sure this is end for Franken

CNN's Michael Smerconish says he thinks Sen. Al Franken's announcement that he will resign from the Senate in the coming weeks may not be "the end" and Franken may be waiting to see the results of the Alabama Senate race before he resigns.

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Trump open to biofuel policy reform, senators say after meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reforming the country's biofuels policy if it can be done in a way that protects jobs in both the refining and agriculture industries, senators said on Thursday after a meeting with Trump on the issue.

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S.E. Cupp slams resignation speech

HLN's S.E. Cupp responds to Sen. Al Franken's resignation speech on the Senate floor, saying his entire speech was self-serving.

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Trump open biofuel policy reform, senators say after meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reforming the country's biofuels policy if it can be done in a way that protects jobs in both the refining and agriculture industries, senators said on Thursday after a meeting with Trump on the issue.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here

The #MeToo movement works only with men who can be shamed.

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Cillizza: Franken's totally unapologetic resignation

Two things were clear after Al Franken finished his speech on the Senate floor just after noon on Thursday:

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Franken accusers disappointed he still denies some actions

In the wake of Democratic Sen. Al Franken's resignation, some of his accusers of sexual misconduct told CNN they are disappointed with his defense of the allegations, saying he shouldn't have continued to dismiss them.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Al Franken, Los Angeles: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Democratic Senator Franken says he will resign over sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Read Al Franken's speech

Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, he announced in a speech on the Senate floor Thursday. Read Franken's full remarks:

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Analysis: Senate landscape shifts again with his resignation

As the calendar nears 2018, the battle for control of the Senate is shifting in all sorts of unexpected ways -- changes driven primarily by bad behavior but also a national political environment heavily colored by President Donald Trump's widespread unpopularity.

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Al Franken: From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Congress

Mr. Franken was a star on the sketch comedy show and then a talk-radio host before running for political office.

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Democratic Senator Franken resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken resigned from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Al Franken’s Rise and Fall

Once a star of “Saturday Night Live,” Al Franken took his liberal politics to Washington in 2008 when he narrowly won a Minnesota Senate seat. He said he would resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Watch Franken speak, throw shade at Trump and Moore

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has resigned, following a raft of allegations he touched women inappropriately and dozens of his Democratic colleagues calling for him to step aside.

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Democratic Senator Franken to resign: CNN

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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Watch Live: Franken Speaks Amid Harassment Allegations

Several Democrats have called for Senator Al Franken to resign over accusations of sexual harassment.

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Democratic Senator Franken to resign: CNN, citing sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken will announce his resignation on Thursday, a day after a majority of his Democratic Senate colleagues called for him to step down following a string of sexual misconduct allegations against him, CNN reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

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Dems favor impeaching Trump. So why did Democratic lawmakers oppose it?

We're still a long, long way from starting to even kinda, sorta think about impeachment.

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Senator Al Franken to Speak From Senate Floor Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Democratic senator of Minnesota is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m., a day after dozens of his colleagues called for him to step down.

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Trump to meet senators to discuss biofuels policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will lead a delegation of lawmakers in a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday to argue for changes to the nation's biofuels policy to protect oil refining jobs.

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If Franken decides to resign, who would replace him?

Should Sen. Al Franken decide to step down, his resignation would set up a gubernatorial appointment and open up a new Senate battleground in 2018.

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Democratic Senator Franken to address calls to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, facing pressure from his fellow Democrats to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct, will announce his decision on Thursday.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Franken to address calls to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, facing pressure from his fellow Democrats to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct, will announce his decision on Thursday.

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Trump to meet senators to discuss renewable fuel program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Republican senators on Thursday to discuss his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the White House said.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Arab Anger and Resignation Over Jerusalem

The Palestinian issue seems to no longer be at the top of the agenda for many Arab leaders. Also, what it’s like to visit the Saudi crown prince.

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Embattled Franken to make a statement

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is set to make a statement Thursday about his future in office, following a raft of allegations he touched women inappropriately and dozens of his Democratic colleagues calling for him to step aside.

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Under pressure, Democratic Senator Franken to address calls to step down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Al Franken will announce his decision to remain in or resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday after facing intense pressure from members of his own party to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Israel, Al Franken, Los Angeles: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Mexico senators propose law change to curb presidential impunity

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of Mexican opposition senators proposed a constitutional reform on Wednesday that would enable a sitting president to face trial for corruption for up to three years after leaving office, in a bid to bolster the fight against graft.

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Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy and the end of a civil war against Maoist guerrillas.

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Democratic Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Democratic lawmakers question Kushner on New York property: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wrote to Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, asking whether in his talks with foreign officials he had ever discussed financing for a deeply indebted Kushner Companies property in Manhattan.

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Jerusalem, Franken, Wildfires: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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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.

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Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women

Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.

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Analysis: What happened in the Senate is about a lot more than Franken

There is no old boys club that is older or clubbier than the United States Senate.

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How the dam broke on Al Franken

Nearly three weeks after sexual harassment allegations first emerged against Sen. Al Franken, a wave of Democratic senators — in coordination and following a flurry of text messages and phone calls — called for his resignation in rapid succession Wednesday morning.

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Franken's future in Senate uncertain amid calls for resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Half of Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member Senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign after new allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Lawmaker called out for heterosexual rant

Conservative Pennsylvania state representative Daryl Metcalfe proclaimed his heterosexuality during a committee meeting after being touched on the arm by a male colleague.

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One quarter of Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than a quarter of Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member Al Franken, the Senator from Minnesota, to resign after new allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Kamala Harris' message for Franken

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) calls on Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment against him continue to mount.

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Democratic Women in Senate Call on Al Franken to Resign

In a coordinated campaign, at least a half dozen Democratic women in the Senate called on their colleague, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, to resign.

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At least 10 Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 10 U.S. Democratic senators on Wednesday called for fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Franken to make announcement on Thursday

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The allegations against Franken

Five women have come forward to accuse Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching. Two of those incidents occurred while he was on separate USO tours.

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Female Democratic senators call on Franken to resign

At least four female Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount.

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Moogfest Shines a Spotlight on Female, Nonbinary and Transgender Musicians

The music, ideas and technology conference is showcasing its performers in a 50-hour live stream this week featuring 50 artists in 17 countries.

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UPDATE 2-Steinhoff says probes accounting irregularities, CEO resigns

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Steinhoff International, Europe's second-largest furniture retailer by sales said it had launched an investigation into accounting irregularities and that its chief executive had resigned on Tuesday.

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Trump's planned visit to civil rights museum called an affront to the movement

President Donald Trump will travel to Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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BRIEF-Terra Firma Capital Corp Announces Resignation Of Director

* TERRA FIRMA CAPITAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Steinhoff CEO resigns, company says accounting irregularities to be investigated

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Markus Jooste, chief executive of German-listed Steinhoff International Holdings NV, has resigned, the company said on Tuesday.

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It’s Official: Lebanese Prime Minister Not Resigning After All

What happens in Saudi Arabia stays in Saudi Arabia, including the short-lived surprise resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon.

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Conyers resigned today. But he still doesn't get it.

Facing mounting claims of sexual harassment and increasing pressure from Democratic leaders, Michigan Rep. John Conyers announced that he is resigning the Detroit-area seat he's held since 1964.

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Trump meets with GOP senators

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Lebanon's Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when he announced from Riyadh that he was stepping down and remained outside Lebanon for weeks.

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Lebanon's PM rescinds resignation as government agrees deal

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday and said all members of the government had agreed to stay out of conflicts in Arab countries.

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Rep. Conyers to speak today amid calls to resign

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Two quotes from GOP senators explain the GOP tax bill

To call the legislation passed in the Senate early Saturday morning a "tax bill" way undersells the scope of its expected effects on American life. In reality, the Republican plan represents a generational effort to reshape the US economy, slashing corporate rates and taxes that primarily affect the wealthiest in society.

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Lakers to enforce so-called 'LaVar Ball rule'

There's now at least one less place to interview LaVar Ball.

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BRIEF-Energy Fuels Says Daniel Zang Will Resign As CFO Effective March 1, 2018

* ENERGY FUELS SAYS AT CO'S NOV 30 REQUEST, DANIEL ZANG WILL RESIGN FROM HIS POSITION AS CFO OF COMPANY EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2A2h2bE) Further company coverage:

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Fight female genital mutilation with economics

Seleiman Bishagazi never enjoyed the benefits of a university education, but he's smarter on a basic human rights issue than nearly anyone I've met in the world.

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China think tank calls for 'democratic' internet governance

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China ranks fifth among 38 nations globally in standards of cyber governance, a top state-backed internet think tank said on Monday, calling for a 'democratic' internet governance system to eradicate inequalities it said marginalized developing nations.

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A Man Among Female Leaders: ‘The Risk of Mansplaining Is Very High’

A Times reporter shadows a male speaker at a summit meeting of female political leaders in Iceland, the most gender-egalitarian country in the world.

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Three Uber security managers resign after CEO criticizes practices

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc's security unit resigned on Friday, an Uber spokesperson said, days after the company's new chief executive officer disclosed a massive data breach and criticized past practices.

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UPDATE 1-Three Uber security managers resign after CEO criticizes practices

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc's security unit resigned on Friday, an Uber spokesperson said, days after the company's new chief executive officer disclosed a massive data breach and criticized past practices.

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BRIEF-Erik Norberg resigns as CEO of Lauritz.com

* SAYS LAURITZ.COM GROUP A/S AND CEO ERIK NORBERG HAVE MUTUALLY AGREED THAT ERIK NORBERG WILL RESIGN AS CEO AT CONTRACTUAL NOTICE

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Schumer quiet on latest Franken allegation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will not comment on a woman's new allegation Thursday that she was inappropriately touched by Sen. Al Franken years ago, a Schumer spokesman told CNN.

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Senate Ethics Committee looking into Franken

The Senate Ethics Committee has begun looking into the allegations against Sen. Al Franken, according to a statement from the committee issued Thursday.

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Senate Ethics Committee opens probe of Senator Franken

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee said on Thursday it has opened a preliminary inquiry into alleged misconduct by Democratic Senator Al Franken.

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Conyers defiant as Democratic leaders call on him to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The three top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Democratic congressman John Conyers on Thursday to resign in light of the sexual harassment allegations he faces, but Conyers' attorney said he was not thinking of stepping down.

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Conyers not quitting after Pelosi calls on him to resign: lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Democratic Representative John Conyers to resign, calling sexual harassment allegations against him serious and credible, but Conyers' attorney said he was not thinking of stepping down.

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Attorney: Resignation sure the hell isn't up to Pelosi

Rep. John Conyers' attorney delivers a statement to media about sexual harassment allegations against the lawmaker.

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Conyers hospitalized as top House Democrat calls for his resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Democratic Representative John Conyers to resign, saying sexual harassment allegations against him were serious and credible, and that "zero tolerance means consequences for everyone."

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Longest-serving House Democrat will not be pressured to resign over harassment accusations, attorney says

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House Democratic leader calls for his resignation

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Rep. John Conyers should resign after recent allegations of sexual harassment.

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Pelosi calls on Rep. John Conyers to resign

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Rep. John Conyers to resign following allegations of sexual harassment against the Michigan Democrat.

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Pelosi Calls on Conyers to Resign After an Accuser Details Her Charges

One of Representative John Conyers Jr.’s accusers appeared on “Today” to explicitly detail her harassment accusations, prompting the Democratic leader to say he should go.

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U.S. House Democratic leader Pelosi says Conyers should resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that Representative John Conyers should resign after sexual harassment allegations were brought against him, saying "zero tolerance means consequences for everyone."

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Army vet: Franken groped me during USO tour in 2003

An Army veteran says Sen. Al Franken groped her in December 2003, telling CNN that while she was deployed in Kuwait, the Minnesota Democrat cupped her breast during a photo op.

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Congressman Conyers faces mounting pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure to resign on Wednesday, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step aside if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Democratic Representative Gutierrez hints at 2020 U.S. presidential run

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez, who has announced he will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018, said on Wednesday he wanted to concentrate his energies "on the national level" and indicated he might be interested in a presidential run in 2020.

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Congressman Conyers faces heightened pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure on Wednesday to resign, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step down if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week - statement

ROME (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri indicated on Wednesday that he might withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were "positive" and he would rescind his decision if they remained so, a statement from his press office said.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that matters were "positive" and if that continued, he would withdraw his resignation next week, a statement from his press office said.

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Representative Conyers faces heightened pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure on Wednesday to resign, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step down if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Wavering Senators Buy Trump’s Assurances on Taxes. Really.

Senators who voiced concerns about the tax bill say everything will be fine because Trump said so. Then he sold them land in the Everglades.

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Conyers should resign if accusations are 'founded': No. 2 House Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Wednesday that Democratic representative John Conyers should resign if the sexual harassment allegations against him are found to be true.

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U.S. House Speaker Ryan says up to Conyers whether to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday commended Representative John Conyers for stepping down as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, and said it was up to Conyers to decide if he should resign from the House.

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She's the latest female anchor to find herself in a tough spot

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Czech government resigns, making way for election winner Babis

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech center-left government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stepped down on Wednesday, making way for billionaire Andrej Babis, who won an election last month, to take power in time for an EU summit in December.

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Senators to face off tonight in CNN tax debate

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Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers' colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.

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Senators to face off in CNN tax debate

While Congress continues to push for tax reform, senators from across the aisle will debate Tuesday evening over their respective visions for the future of the US tax code.

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Some Black Caucus members in talks with Conyers, urging him to resign

Several Congressional Black Caucus members are in talks to get veteran Rep. John Conyers to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct, several Democratic sources told CNN on Tuesday.

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Democratic leaders won't attend budget meeting after President tweets it likely wouldn't result in a deal

Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that they will not attend a previously scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump after the President tweeted Tuesday morning that the meeting likely wouldn't result in a deal about funding the government.

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It's a crucial day on Capitol Hill as GOP senators continue to voice concerns over their party's tax plan

Evening meetings. Late night calls. An all out push behind the scenes from several officials atop President Donald Trump's administration.

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Irish deputy PM resigns, averting election threat

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's scandal-hit deputy prime minister resigned on Tuesday, averting a government collapse and potential snap election that had threatened to complicate Brexit talks next month between Britain and the European Union.

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Irish deputy PM agrees to resign, easing election threat

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's scandal-hit deputy prime minister resigned on Tuesday in a move that is likely to avert a government collapse and snap election that could have threatened crucial Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union.

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Mexico finance minister resigns to seek presidency for ruling party

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister resigned on Monday to seek the 2018 presidential nomination of the ruling party, anticipating a major break with tradition as it seeks outside help to clean up its tarnished image and stay in office for another six years.

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Where the GOP senators stand on tax reform

Republicans are trying to get their plan to overhaul the US tax system through the US Senate this week, but with 52 members in the chamber, GOP leaders can afford to lose only two votes.

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The Republican Senators Who Might Oppose the Tax Bill

A handful of Republican senators are on the fence about President Trump’s tax plan. Here are their concerns.

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Deputy Irish PM resists calls to resign as crisis deepens

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A political crisis that has left Ireland on the brink of a snap election deepened on Monday as the deputy prime minister resisted fresh calls to resign and uncertainty over her future cast a shadow over a Brexit summit next month.

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Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping

Responding to accusations of serial groping, Senator Al Franken tells women and the press that he is “tremendously sorry” and vows to regain women’s trust.

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California lawmaker resigns after media report of sexual harassment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmaker Raul Bocanegra resigned from the state assembly on Monday, a week after local media reported that six women had accused him of sexual harassment, while denying any criminal wrongdoing.

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Mexico finance minister Meade resigns to run for presidency

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister Jose Antonio Meade stepped down on Monday to seek the 2018 presidential nomination for the ruling party, which hopes his honest reputation will help counter the taint of corruption that has blighted its record in power.

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Al Franken wants you to know he's very sorry

On Monday afternoon, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized.

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Franken on Groping Allegations: ‘I Am Sorry’

Senator Al Franken responded to allegations of sexual harassment during a news conference on Monday. “This will not happen again going forward,” he said.

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Sen. Al Franken on allegations: 'This has been a shock'

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since reports of sexual harassment against him were reported last month, apologizing for letting people down and vowing to regain lost trust.

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Senator Franken, on groping allegations, vows 'this will not happen again'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken returned to Congress on Monday to begin what he called a process of rebuilding trust shattered by allegations he had groped or inappropriately touched women, vowing "this will not happen again."

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Sen. Al Franken to speak following groping allegations

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Mexico's finance minister Meade resigns as presidential race looms

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister, Jose Antonio Meade, stepped down on Monday amid speculation the veteran technocrat will run for president in next year's election under the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) banner.

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Senators to watch during big week for tax reform

It's all on the line this week for Senate Republicans -- they plan to have their tax proposal on the floor for a possible vote by the end of the week.

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BRIEF-Diamond Offshore CFO Kelly Youngblood To Resign

* DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING - ‍ON NOV 20, CFO KELLY YOUNGBLOOD NOTIFIED COMPANY OF HIS INTENTION TO RESIGN

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Mexico finance minister to resign as presidency race looms: sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican finance minister Jose Antonio Meade will step down on Monday, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, as the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) gears up to pick its candidate for the 2018 presidential election.

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Pakistan law minister resigns after blasphemy protests

Pakistan's Law Minister Zahid Hamid has resigned after days of protest rocked the country over accusations of blasphemy in amended parliamentary laws.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Will These Senators Live Up to Their Own Principles?

President Trump’s tax bill violates those principles.

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Russia's Chechnya leader says he is ready to resign, Kremlin to pick successor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ramzan Kadyrov, the outspoken leader of Russia's Chechnya republic, said he was ready to step down, leaving it for the Kremlin to choose his successor.

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'Ashamed' Franken says he won't quit Senate over groping accusations

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed" by his behavior toward women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them.

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Senators want to add new DACA policy to spending bill

Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham said they believe the Senate can reach a consensus on immigration policy, possibly as part of the year-end government funding bill.

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Democratic mega-donor has spent $20 million and calls Trump 'an urgent threat to the American people'

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer on Sunday defended his $20 million national television and digital ad campaign calling for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, saying "it's very important and urgent that we get him out of office."

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Democratic senator accused of groping women says he plans to return to work Monday

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Michigan Democrat resigns as ranking House Judiciary Committee member amid sexual harassment probe

Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has stepped down as ranking member of House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation into sexual harassment and workplace abuse allegations by his former staffers.

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Mexico creates marine reserve around islands called 'Galapagos of North America'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area.

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CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears: shareholder

SAO PAULO/LISBON (Reuters) - The chief executive of Oi SA has resigned, its largest shareholder said on Friday, as the Brazilian telecommunications firm enters a crucial phase in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings.

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UPDATE 2-CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears -shareholder

SAO PAULO/LISBON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Oi SA has resigned, its largest shareholder said on Friday, as the Brazilian telecommunications firm enters a crucial phase in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings.

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Cordray resigns from U.S. consumer agency, triggers political showdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal battle over the regulator's leadership.

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UPDATE 1-CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears -shareholder

SAO PAULO/LISBON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA's chief executive has resigned, a spokeswoman for Oi's largest shareholder said on Friday, two weeks before crucial talks in Latin America's biggest-ever bankruptcy proceedings.

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Oi CEO resignation does not raise Brazil intervention risk -gov't source

BRASILIA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The resignation of the chief executive of Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA caught the government by surprise, but it does not make government intervention more likely, a government source said.

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BRIEF-Mattel Dirk Van De Put informed co that in light of his role as CEO of Mondelez, he would resign from co's board effective immediately​

* Mattel -‍ on Nov 17, Dirk Van De Put informed co that in light of his role as CEO of Mondelez, he would resign from co's board effective immediately​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zycPfz) Further company coverage:

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Brazil carrier Oi chief executive offers resignation -sources

SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA, Marco Schroeder, has tendered his resignation, three sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday.

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BRIEF-GENTEX SAYS ON NOV 20 DIRECTOR PETER HOEKSTRA SENT CO LETTER OF RESIGNATION

* GENTEX - ‍ON NOV 20, DIRECTOR PETER HOEKSTRA SENT CO LETTER OF RESIGNATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH HIS APPOINTMENT AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NETHERLANDS​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2A4gGRe) Further company coverage:

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Strike called in Bangladesh over power price rise on day pope arrives

DHAKA (Reuters) - Several small opposition parties in Bangladesh have called for a half-day strike on Thursday against a power tariff increase, which could cause traffic chaos in the congested capital as Pope Francis arrives for a three-day visit.