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Here’s what happens to Al Franken’s Senate seat now that he is planning to resign

Sen. Al Franken resigned on Thursday. There will be a special election in November 2018 to officially elect a replacement for the remainder of Franken's term.
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AL FRANKEN RESIGNS: Minnesota Democrat bows to pressure from Senate colleagues amid sexual misconduct allegations

Al Franken's widely expected resignation as Senator of Minnesota comes a day after at least 35 Democratic senators publicly called on him to resign.
Sen. Al Franken

Al Franken disputes report that he will leave the Senate as Democrats call for his resignation

A Democratic official told Minnesota Public Radio on Wednesday that Sen. Al Franken would resign on Thursday. Franken said he has not made a final decision.
Diamond Reynolds speaks to a crowd outside the Governor's Mansion on July 7, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Philando Castile’s girlfriend has reached an $800,000 settlement over the fatal police shooting she live-streamed

Diamond Reynolds, who live-streamed the aftermath of her boyfriend Philando Castile's fatal police shooting, will receive an $800,000 settlement from officials.
Sen. Al Franken on Capitol Hill.

Al Franken makes a new apology amid sexual-harassment allegations

Sen. Al Franken released a new statement on Thursday apologizing to the women who recently accused him of sexual harassment and to any others he had offended.

‘I was amazed’: Democrats scramble after Al Franken is accused of sexual misconduct

Many Democrats avoided addressing sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken on Thursday. But of those who did, they were in a state of shock.

A teenager allegedly shot her boyfriend who was trying to catch a bullet with an encyclopaedia for YouTube

Monalisa Perez, 19, allegedly shot Pedro Ruiz III, 22, while he held a thick, hardback encyclopaedia against his chest, which was meant to stop the bullet.

‘I’m right here with you’: 4-year-old comforts distraught mother in new video from Philando Castile shooting

"Mom, please stop cussing and screaming 'cause I don't want you to get shooted," the girl says.

Minnesota officials have released the dashcam footage showing Philando Castile’s shooting

The video had been played for jurors during officer Jeronimo Yanez's trial, but had not been seen by the public until Tuesday

The police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile has been acquitted

Yanez, 29, was charged with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.