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Sex and the perils of office

Sex has always been a staple of US politics. In recent times, however, this subject has gripped that country in an interestingly new way.

Al Franken quits US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

US Senator Al Franken said Thursday he will resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, becoming the second prominent Democrat forced out in a week over the snowballing harassment allegations convulsing the country.

Another US lawmaker accused of sexual harassment

Powerful Democratic lawmaker John Conyers, the longest-serving US congressman, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint after a former staffer said she was sacked because she would "not succumb to (his) sexual advances," BuzzFeed News reported.

Second woman accuses US Senator Al Franken of groping

A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.

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