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A lobbyist alleged he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom. The L.A. Democrat says in his resignation letter that the allegation is not true but he no longer believes he can effectively serve his district.

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President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.

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