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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth claim of sexual abuse

September 13, 2017 12:13 AM
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D), facing multiple child sex-abuse allegations dating to the 1970s, will resign Wednesday, saying the damaging claims have become a distraction that threatens to undermine the city government’s ability to serve its citizens.

Murray’s spokesman, William Lemke, told The Washington Post the resignation takes effect at 5 p.m.

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