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Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton holds a news conference in 2014 with running mate Tina Smith in St. Paul, Minn. Dayton has named Smith to take Al Franken's seat in the U.S. Senate. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Sen. Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, speaks outside his office on Capitol Hill about accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him. He apologized but said he would not resign. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After groping allegations were lodged against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., earlier this month, the senator says he will "cooperate fully" with the Senate Ethics Committee, but says he will not resign. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Sen. Al Franken Says He 'Crossed The Line' But Won't Resign

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Then-candidate Donald Trump walks onstage at a presidential debate in St. Louis two days after a video was released, in which he is heard talking to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Sen. Al Franken On Comedy, Trump And The 'Curdling' Of Washington

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The 2020 election cycle might have already started. The Federal Election Commission shows that 129 people have filed to run for president in the next election. Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR hide caption

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Energy Secretary-designate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is sworn-in on Capitol Hill earlier today, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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