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Al Franken walks away from the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Thursday, with his wife, Franni Bryson, after he announced his resignation as senator. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democratic senator Al Franken bowed to pressure and announced his resignation from the US Senate on Thursday, becoming the second Democratic politicia(...)

Al Franken: the senator apologised for groping the broadcaster Leeann Tweeden in 2006, on a military flight back from the Middle East, where they had been entertaining US troops

Senator Al Franken is facing calls to resign over inappropriate behaviour towards a radio host in 2006, as the scandal over politicians’ sexual miscon(...)

An image posted by radio broadcaster Leeann Tweeden of US senator Al Franken seemingly touching her breasts as she sleeps.

A radio broadcaster accused US senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was st(...)

 Kimberly Smith is a Native American activist and artist.

More than 100 human rights defenders from 80 countries arrived in Dublin this week for three days of meetings on how to overcome the challenges and da(...)

The disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the Russian influence campaign, which US intelligence agencies concluded was designed to damage Hillary Clinton and boost Donald Trump during the election. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than (...)

File image of Prince performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, US, in May 2013.  File photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

A Minnesota judge has ruled that six siblings of Prince are the heirs to his vast estate, more than a year after the musician’s death from an accident(...)

The documents sketch a picture of how Prince, a strict proponent of clean living who suffered from chronic hip pain, concealed his opioid addiction using a variety of methods. Photograph: Jumana  El-Heloueh/Reuters

At the time of Prince’s death, his Paisley Park home and recording compound in Minnesota were strewn with “a sizeable amount” of narcotic painkillers (...)

White House strategist Steve Bannon (right) with national security adviser HR McMaster. Bannon is said to have told friends and associates that he needs to pick his battles carefully. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s grenade-lobbing pugilist of a chief strategist, has a fitting nickname for his West Wing office: “The war roo(...)

Artists Maria Fleming and Paul Cole put the finishing touches to the Ballaghaderreen welcome wall: interpreters will be available at Duffy’s Supervalu to translate messages into Arabic. Photograph: Brian Farrell

1. Maurice McCabe to sue Tusla over sex abuse file Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is facing legal action after it emerged it sent a file contain(...)

A protester outside the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse in San Francisco, California, February 7th, 2017, while the court hears arguments regarding President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Photograph: Noah Berger/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s administration asked a US appeals court on Tuesday to rule a federal judge was wrong to suspend a travel ban the president im(...)

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