Trent Franks, a United States representative for Arizona's Arizona's 8th congressional district, announces his immediate resignation, following allegations he asked a female staffer to be a surrogate mother for him. Franks previously announced that he would resign from Congress in January 2018.
Rep. Trent Franks says he is resigning immediately instead of at the end of January. The Arizona Republican had announced only Thursday that he would leave the House over accusations that he asked two former aides to bear his child as surrogate mothers.
A shooting rampage takes place at a supermarket in Tucson in the U.S. state of Arizona. Twenty are shot, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Six others are confirmed dead, including District Court judge John Roll. 2011-01-8 (Context: Arizona, United States, representative)
A United States Federal grand jury indicts Jared Lee Loughner for attempted murder of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides with further charges pending. 2011-01-19 (Context: Arizona, United States, representative)
U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-Mich.) steps down amid allegations of sexual harassment. 2017-12-5 (Context: 2017 United States political sexual scandals, representative)
Lake Mead in Mohave County, Arizona, the largest reservoir in the United States, drops to its lowest level in history, declining to its lowest level since it was filled in the 1930s. The reservoir serves water to the states of Arizona, Nevada and California. 2016-05-21 (Context: Arizona, United States)
The U.S. House of Representatives, defying a veto-threat by President Barack Obama, overwhelmingly passes legislation to suspend the Obama administration's program to admit 10,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the country. The bill will now face a vote in the U.S. Senate. 2015-11-19 (Context: United States, representative)
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