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British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine-and-sex sting

A member of the upper chamber of Britain's Parliament quit Tuesday, apologizing for causing "pain and embarrassment" after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers. John Sewel — whose title is Lord Sewel — caved in to pressure, telling parliamentary officials he was "terminating my membership of the House of Lords." "I hope my decision will limit and help repair the damage I have done to an institution I hold dear," said Sewel, who had been chairman of the Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee, responsible for enforcing standards. The 69-year-old former academic is at the center of a political sleaze...

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