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05.31.129:18 PM ET

The Unusual Ending to the Edwards Trial

Take six weeks in the courtroom, add two million dollars in taxpayers' dough, mix it with nine days of deliberation, and what do you get? John Edwards walking away as a free man. Newsweek & The Daily Beast's Diane Dimond explains the jury's decision and how the fallen politico avoided leaving in handcuffs.
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