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WASHINGTON — Embattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is out.  Acosta and President Trump announced his resignation this morning. 

The resignation comes amid critcism over Acosta’s role in a controversial plea deal for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2008.  Acosta was a U.S. attorney in Florida at the time.  

Epstein is facing new federal charges of sex trafficking in a case that has been filed in New York. 

Acosta will step down in a week. 

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