Bo Booted From Communist Party

    BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 05:  China's Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends the opening ceremony of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2012 in Beijing, China. Known as 'liang hui,' or 'two organizations', it consists of meetings of China's legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), and its advisory auxiliary, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

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    Bye, Bo. Chinese politician Bo Xilai, embroiled in a scandal earlier this year involving murder accusations against his wife, has been tossed out of the country’s ruling Communist Party, a move that lays the once untouchable politician open to criminal prosecution. China’s ruling class is in the midst of a delicate, once-a-decade transition of power that has been haunted by the suspicions surrounding the disgraced politician. Bo was expelled from China’s Parliament last month, and state media said he was placed under criminal investigation.

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