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US Democratic Senator from Minnesota Al Franken (R) with his wife Frannni Bryson (L) walk to his car after his resignation speech on the Senate floor in the US Capitol in Washington DC, USA, Dec. 7, 2017.

Al Franken on Tuesday presented his resignation from the US Senate, effective immediately, after eight women accused him in recent months of sexual misconduct, prompting the Minnesota Democrat late last year to say that he intended to step down.