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Alexander Acosta resigns as labor secretary –

Embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned Friday morning amid the fallout over his handling of a sex trafficking case involving billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.

“I called the president this morning and told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside,” Acosta said in a joint appearance with President Trump at the White House.

He said he didn’t want the Epstein case to distract from the Trump administration’s accomplishments, including the strong economy.

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