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Anthony Weiner contact with 17-year-old: Will it sink his career?

Rep. Anthony Weiner's efforts to hold onto his job hinge on what emerges in a continuing drip, drip of evidence from his online 'sexting' activities. Many of his constituents say he should resign.

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is followed by the media as he carries his laundry to a laundromat near his home Saturday. The 46-year-old congressman acknowledged Friday that he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl from Delaware but said there was nothing inappropriate.

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Anthony Weiner's bid to remain a US congressman may now depend on how the public and his peers deal with the ongoing flow of information about his online contacts.

The latest news is that Mr. Weiner, under scrutiny after admitting sexually charged communications with several women, has also exchanged messages via Twitter with a 17-year-old high school girl in Delaware.

But through a spokeswoman, the New York Democrat said the contacts with the young woman were "neither explicit nor indecent." And apparently the girl has a similar view.

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