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UK Treasury minister resigns amid expenses scandal (AP)

File - File photo dated May 17 2010 of Britain's Chief Secretary to Treasury David Laws .  The Tory-Liberal Democrat coalition suffered a major blow tonight as David Laws was forced to resign over expenses abuse allegations.  (AP Photo/  Andrew Winning-pa, file )  **UNITED KINGDOM OUT: NO SALES: NO ARCHIVE:**AP – A senior minister in Britain’s new coalition government resigned Saturday after admitting that he claimed tens of thousands of pounds (dollars) in taxpayers’ money to pay rent to his long-term partner.