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Minnesota appoints woman Democrat to replace Franken

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:34 AM

The northern state's governor Mark Dayton appointed Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to fill Al Franken's seat

APPOINTED. Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith fields questions after being named the replacement to Sen. Al Franken by Governor Mark Dayton on December 13, 2017 at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images/AFP

Franken quits U.S. Senate after sexual misconduct claims

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:34 AM

'There's been a very different picture of me painted over the last few weeks,' says US Senator Al Franken. 'But I know who I really am.'

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) looks over his papers during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, on Capitol Hill November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Democrat Franken under pressure to quit U.S. Senate

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) With 6 other women now reportedly coming forward to accuse Franken of touching them inappropriately, a chorus of Democratic senators says it is time for him to go

ACCUSED. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) looks over his papers during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, on Capitol Hill November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Franken 'sorry' as U.S. Congress targets harassment

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:07 AM

(UPDATED) The US Congress returns to Washington after the Thanksgiving break determined to tackle sexual harassment within its ranks, following a string of allegations targeting sitting lawmakers

REGRET. Sen. Al Franken, (D-MN) speaks to the media after returning back to work in the Senate on Capitol Hill on November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump breaks silence on latest scandals, hits Democrat accused of groping

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:19 PM

US President Donald Trump tweets to hit out at Senator Al Franken, who was photographed in 2006 groping a broadcaster's breasts while she was asleep

ACCUSED. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) looks over his papers during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, on Capitol Hill November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:54 PM

The free Pokemon Go smartphone game that overlays play on the real world is triggering a craze tinged with obsession

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube

US lawmakers in Havana hopeful on lifting Cuba sanctions

May 28, 2015 - 3:41 PM

A group of US Democratic lawmakers is on a mission in an attempt to strengthen ties between the former Cold War foes following decades of enmity

The Cuban flag, on October 18, 2012 in Havana. File Photo by AFP.