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Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) submitted his resignation yesterday amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

A former office intern described her accusations to the Washington Post while Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) was hospitalized in Detroit, and Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom tweeted that she had affadavits from several other accusers that planned to make public.

Why it matters: Conyers officially submitted his resignation on Tuesday, which ended the House ethics probe on his alleged misconduct. But this means the revelations aren't finished.

The latest allegations:

  • Courtney Morse, 36, told the Post that she was a 20-year-old college student when Conyers propositioned her for sex. Morse said she quit her internship after rejecting his advances. Following Conyers resignation, Morse said she thinks the 88-year-old took the "easy way out," adding that she thinks he resigned to escape further scrutiny.
  • Elisa Grubbs, who worked for Conyers from 2001 to 2013, said in an affadavit released by Bloom that the congressman used to sit "close to me while stroking and rubbing my thighs." She described one instance when Conyers slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while sat in the front frow of a church. On a separate occassion, Grubbs said Conyers came out of a bathroom "completely naked" while knowing she was in the room.

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the social media giant is renaming its company Meta.

Why it matters: The effort is meant to shift its image from a social media platform to a “metaverse” company that focuses on building virtual work and social communities.

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Filings show Sweetgreen isn't profitable, despite claims

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Restaurant chain Sweetgreen on Monday filed to go public, and revealed that it lost money in each year since 2014.

Why it matters: The company lied when it repeatedly told reporters it was profitable.

U.S. border cities again see low violent crime rates

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Data: FBI, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Reported violent crime in the United States rose in 2020 for the first time in four years, but violent crime rates in 11 of the largest communities along the U.S.-Mexico border stayed below the national average, an Axios analysis found. 

Why it matters: Year after year, data showing low violent crime rates in majority-Mexican American and Mexican immigrant border communities dispels myths of the U.S.-Mexico border as a region filled with crime and chaos.