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Weiner resigns in wake of sex photos scandal

NEW YORK — Seared by scandal, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress on Thursday, done in by lewd photos he took of himself, sent to women online and then adamantly lied about after being caught.

"I'm here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused," he said reading from a brief statement in Brooklyn.

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U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., follows his wife, Huma Abedin into their home in Queens, N.Y., on Thursday. Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-...


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