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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to step down

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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is resigning following accusations of physical abuse. His statement:

“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me. While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”