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>> US Senator Al Franken returned to work Monday on Capitol Hill and said again he's sorry and ashamed about the groping accusations against him.>> I know that I am going to have to be much more conscious when in these circumstances. Much more careful, much more sensitive that this will not happen again going forward.
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Again, it's going to take a long time for me to regain people's trust but I hope that, starting work today, that I can start to do that.>> Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, was first accused of groping or inappropriately touching women in mid-November and he's been in damage control mode since giving several interviews with local media.
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Also apologizing for his behavior, but he said he won't resign over the incidence.>> I've been trying to take responsibility by apologizing. We are going to cooperate completely with the Ethics Investigation.>> Franken was first accused of sexual misconduct by radio host Leeann Tweeden. She claims Franken had forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO war zone tour and a photo showed him with his hands over her chest while she was sleeping.
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>> I apologized to her and I meant it. And I was very grateful that she accepted it.>> He was also accused by another woman for touching her buttocks while the two were being photographed in 2010 at the Minnesota State Fair but says he doesn't remember the incident.