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Tearful Weiner confesses to sex crime

Ex-Democratic congressman apologizes to N.C. 15-year-old for explicit texts

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS The Associated Press

This article was originally published May 20, 2017 at 3:06 a.m. Updated May 20, 2017 at 3:07 a.m.

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Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves federal court Friday in New York, where he pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor.

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for engaging in explicit texts with strangers ended his political career and sparked an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his "life's dream in public service."

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