1. IN COURT

    Edwards Seeks Case Dismissal

    Former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards, center, arrives with his attorneys at federal court for an appearance in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. A federal judge in North Carolina will hold a hearing Wednesday in response to five motions filed by lawyers for John Edwards seeking the dismissal of the case against the former presidential candidate.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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    John Edwards will face a federal judge Wednesday in an effort to dismiss the campaign-finance charges against him. Edwards’s lawyers argued in five separate motions last month that the case was sought by a partisan Republican prosecutor focused on taking down the former presidential candidate. Prosecutors, in turn, filed a stack of motions backing up their charges and saying a dismissal would not be based in the law. Edwards, 58, has been charged with using $1 million from campaign donors to cover up an affair with Rielle Hunter, and he has pleaded not guilty and claimed he never broke any laws.

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