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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and his wife Franni Bryson (L) arrive at the U.S. Capitol Building on December 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Franken announced that he will be resigning in the coming weeks after being accused by several women of sexual harassment. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment

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Firefighters in Santa Barbara County, Calif., on Wednesday. A firefighter whose name has not been released was killed Thursday while battling the massive Thomas Fire, which straddles Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County via AP hide caption

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, joined protesters outside the U.S. Capitol in late November, as Republicans in the Senate worked to pass a sweeping tax bill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Defendants Efrain Antonio Campos Flores (center left) and Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas (center right), as depicted in federal court in New York on Thursday, were sentenced to 18 years in prison on drug conspiracy charges. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock wrote: "If I'm going truly represent myself as someone who has built a career on finding the truth, then it's time for me to be truthful as well." Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Job seekers line up to enter a career fair in Los Angeles, on Dec. 1, 2010. At the peak of the recession, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent. It's now 4.1 percent. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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At his church on Tuesday, Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson defended himself against accusations that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in January 2013. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley has been suspended after "multiple, credible allegations" of sexual misconduct. Rich Fury/Rich Fury/Invision/AP hide caption

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Recently arrived Rohingya refugees queue for relief aid as a man beats back the crowd with bamboo in November in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Browder has become one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most vocal enemies, as he's pushed for countries to enact sanctions that freeze the assets of human rights violators. Bertrand Guay /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Year To Bring New Test For Trump Administration On Key Russia Sanctions

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The homepage of the Affordable Care Act exchange on Nov. 1, 2017 in Miami. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan on HealthCare.gov runs through Dec. 15; several states with their own health care exchanges have later deadlines. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

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Women line up to vaccinate their children in Kitahurira village, Uganda. Andrew Aitchison/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

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Friends of Nawaz Atta, a missing activist, accompany his mother at a police station to report the man's disappearance. Atta was taken by armed men in late October. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Concern Grows In Pakistan Over Cases Of Disappearance

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Democrat Doug Jones greets supporters before his victory speech Tuesday night. Jones defeated controversial Republican Roy Moore to become the first Democratic senator elected from Alabama in 25 years. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of Democrat Doug Jones celebrate as Jones is projected to be the winner in Alabama's special Senate election during his election night gathering Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms

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