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Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

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In this May 24, 2016, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington during a hearing. Michigan state Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of Conyers' brother, told The New York Times for a story Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that Conyers, who is battling sexual harassment allegations from former female staffers, won't seek re-election to a 28th term in Congress. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday after a nearly 53-year career, becoming the first Capitol Hill politician to lose his job in the torrent of sexual misconduct allegations sweeping through the nation’s workplaces.