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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    U.S. Sen. Al Franken is leaving Congress much the way he entered it, amid a swirl of controversy and surrounded by equally ardent defenders and detractors. Franken's fall was swift — a matter of weeks between the first accusation and Thursday's pledge to ...
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    Congressman John Conyers, Representative Trent Franks, and Senator Al Franken all announcing their resignations this is week over misconduct accusations. But as the Minnesota senator announced his departure Thursday, he took parting shot. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP ...
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