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Former Conyers staffer Melanie Sloan: "There needs to be a process by which members of Congress are held accountable for their conduct."
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Franken: "To all of you, I just want to again say I am sorry. I know there are no magic words that I can say to regain your trust and I know that's going to take time."
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Sen. Franken: "[Regarding] the kiss at the rehearsal, we were rehearsing for a skit, I said that I recall that differently from Leeann. I feel that you have to respect women's experience. So, I apologized to her and I meant it."
Franken ended his statement by saying he was "embarrassed and ashamed"
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: "There are some women who feel that I have done something disrespectful and that's hurt them and for that I am tremendously sorry."
@alfranken: "I'm going to try to learn from my mistakes."
“I've been doing a lot of reflecting. I want to be someone who adds something to this conversation. And I hope I can do that." — Al Franken
Franken says he doesn't remember doing anything wrong in photo sessions as a Senator
“I take a lot of pictures. Thousands of pictures, tens of thousands of people," Senator Al Franken says. “So those are instances that I do not remember."
California Democratic Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra of Los Angeles resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations
US: Syria poses threat to global chemical weapons ban
UN to hold a special session on crimes committed against Myanmar's Rohingya minority on December 5, sources say
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Representative of Georgia's human rights ombudsman met with suspected militant detained during IsaniSiege. He denies terrorism charges but admits possession of firearm. He also claims that he only knows one person from those targeted in anti-terrorist operation.
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Latest updates on Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh @AFP
A jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1,000,000 after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University wrongfully denied her tenure.
New Star Tribune interview with Al Franken: “I'm embarrassed and ashamed. I've let a lot of people down and I'm hoping I can make it up to them and gradually regain their trust."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says violence against women is a "betrayal to humanity” and "whoever is involved in this betrayal should be punished"
@SenGillibrand: Here’s how we make change: Put more women in leadership, from the U.S. military, to boardrooms, to Congress.
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More than 40 dead victims of airstrikes targeting a gathering of displaced families at their IDP Camp in the outskirts of al-Shafa town earlier today. Eastern DeirEzzor countryside
Nancy Pelosi says Rep. John Conyers "is an icon in our country," but she refused to criticize the Michigan Democrat who has been accused of sexual harassment
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@NancyPelosi: Zero tolerance means consequences. I have asked for an ethics investigation, and as that investigation continues, @RepJohnConyers has agreed to step aside as Ranking Member. No matter how great an individual’s legacy, it is not a license for harassment.
Sweden Democrat calls Muslims 'not completely human'
As Congress returns, lawmakers face a busy week with an expected Senate vote on tax bill, a visit from President Trump and continued headlines over allegations of sexual assault
on process to report sexual harassment in Congress: “I think it was a system set up in 1995 to protect the harasser, this is not a victim friendly process."
: Men have known this is going on and too often they look the other way. The problem is men can still respect men with this behavior… What earns respect is decency and respect for others.
on exposing sexual harassment: It’s not easy. Women have been coming forward for decades… it’s the men’s turn now.
on if she has been sexually harassed: Of course I was. Every woman I know was… All women are not victims. But the power of men over women has been with us for a long time and we all know it.
on what men need to do to prevent the continuation of sexual harassment against women: Men need to decide ‘I’m not going to respect a man that disrespects women’.
“Al Franken has acknowledged what he did was wrong,” says Sen. Dick Durbin after @DanaBashCNN asks if Sen. Al Franken should resign after multiple groping allegations.
on how to prevent sexual harassment: Most hopeful thing would be for Congress to change its own processes and procedures…process needs to change, that would actually help.
on sexual harassment: When are we going to stop tolerating this behavior and respecting the men that do it.
on Sen Franken and Rep Conyers groping accusations: I think what we all need to think about is in all these cases, people know. You can’t tell me people didn’t know what was going on.
CarlyFiorina on sexual harassment accusations against Roy Moore: That’s politics…this is all about politics. This has been going on in politics for a very long time.
Trump, the leader of the GOP, doubles down on his support for Roy Moore, despite continuing allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Roy Moore: "If he wins we get the baggage of him winning and it becomes a story everyday about whether or not you believe the women"
South Korea to review whether or not to abolish anti-abortion law