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(July 24) Today's Top Headlines - Weiner scandal is back


According to a TODAY Show report, Anthony Weiner told supporters in an email Wednesday that he won't abandon his campaign for mayor after admitting he engaged in raunchy online affairs as recently as a year ago, long after his resignation from Congress.

Weiner, who has been leading in some Democratic polls, said he owed supporters an explanation after the new report Tuesday that he carried on another online affair under the name Carlos Danger.

"These things I did, as you have read in the papers, didn't happen once. It was a terrible mistake that I unfortunately returned to during a rough time in our marriage," he wrote.

Weiner said he had already been clear in the past that he had carried on several relationships over an extended period of time, with multiple people. But he says now he was not clear enough about the timeline.

"I regret not saying explicitly when these exchanges happened," he wrote.

The woman told The Dirty she was 22 when she began chatting with Weiner on the social networking site Formspring. She said their online relationship lasted for six months, and that they exchanged nude photos and engaged in frequent phone sex.