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  • A North Carolina prosecutor said Monday he wouldn't pursue contempt charges against an ex-aide to John Edwards related to a court fight over a video purported to show the ex-presidential candidate having sex with his former mistress.
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  • A relieved John Edwards said after his mistrial on campaign corruption charges that he believed good things were still in store for him, though image makers and his friends agree that does not include politics.
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  • Federal prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against John Edwards, triggering criticism that the year-long prosecution of the former presidential candidate was a waste of time and taxpayer money.
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  • John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter is publishing a memoir about her relationship with the former presidential candidate and their daughter.
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  • John Edwards was acquitted on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions and a mistrial was declared on five other counts.
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  • John Edwards speaks following verdict
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  • FILE - In this April 12, 2012, file photo, former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards arrives outside federal court following a lunch break in Greensboro, N.C., during jury selection in his criminal trial on alleged campaign finance violations. Defense lawyers for John Edwards will argue at his trial that much of the nearly $1 million in secret payments at issue in the criminal case against their client were actually siphoned off by a trusted aide to build an expansive dream home. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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  • FILE - In this April 12, 2012, file photo, former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards arrives outside federal court following a lunch break in Greensboro, N.C., during jury selection in his criminal trial on alleged campaign finance violations. Defense lawyers for John Edwards will argue at his trial that much of the nearly $1 million in secret payments at issue in the criminal case against their client were actually siphoned off by a trusted aide to build an expansive dream home. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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  • The jury in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial has finished its seventh day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.
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  • Jurors in the John Edwards campaign fraud trial have the long holiday weekend to think over the case.
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  • FILE - In this April 12, 2012, file photo, former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards arrives outside federal court following a lunch break in Greensboro, N.C., during jury selection in his criminal trial on alleged campaign finance violations. Defense lawyers for John Edwards will argue at his trial that much of the nearly $1 million in secret payments at issue in the criminal case against their client were actually siphoned off by a trusted aide to build an expansive dream home. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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  • Prosecutors used John Edwards' own political rhetoric about the two Americas in their closing arguments Thursday.
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  • John Edwards' defense team has rested their case without the former presidential candidate or his mistress taking the witness stand.
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  • FILE - In this April 12, 2012, file photo, former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards arrives outside federal court following a lunch break in Greensboro, N.C., during jury selection in his criminal trial on alleged campaign finance violations. Defense lawyers for John Edwards will argue at his trial that much of the nearly $1 million in secret payments at issue in the criminal case against their client were actually siphoned off by a trusted aide to build an expansive dream home. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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  • FILE - In this April 12, 2012, file photo, former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards arrives outside federal court following a lunch break in Greensboro, N.C., during jury selection in his criminal trial on alleged campaign finance violations. Defense lawyers for John Edwards will argue at his trial that much of the nearly $1 million in secret payments at issue in the criminal case against their client were actually siphoned off by a trusted aide to build an expansive dream home. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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  • Records introduced Tuesday Edwards' campaign finance chairman paid the candidate's mistress a monthly cash allowance.
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  • A federal judge refused to throw out campaign corruption charges against John Edwards on Friday.
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  • A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards will testify about a 2007 argument where the presidential candidate's wife confronted donors about support for her husband's pregnant mistress.
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  • Opposing lawyers in the John Edwards trial wrangled with a judge over whether to allow testimony about a sex tape of the former presidential candidate and allegations of an affair involving an ex-aide who ended a week on the witness stand Friday.
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  • John Edwards
  • Andrew Young testified his relationship with Edwards began to crumble about the time Edwards dropped out of the 2008 presidential race.
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  • Former Democratic presidential hopeful and North Carolina Sen. John Edwards at a news conference in Waukon, Iowa, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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  • Andrew Young was the first witness called by prosecutors following opening statements in Edwards' criminal trial.
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  • John Edwards
  • The sex tape of John Edwards and his mistress is headed to the shredder, but a long list of criminal charges still hangs over the former presidential candidate over the extramarital affair that ended his political career.
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  • A federal judge says she has reports from a cardiologist that ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition.
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  • A federal judge has set the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards to begin Jan. 30, a week earlier than the date prosecutors and defense lawyers had sought.
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  • A federal judge in North Carolina will hold a hearing in response to five motions filed by lawyers for John Edwards seeking the dismissal of the case against the former presidential candidate.
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  • John Edwards does not want to be deposed this month in a case involving a purported sex tape.
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  • John Edwards
  • Former presidential hopeful John Edwards pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges that he solicited and secretly spent more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public at the height of his 2008 White House campaign.
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  • John Edwards
  • A person familiar with a federal investigation into John Edwards' political dealings says prosecutors have completed their probe of the two-time presidential candidate and could indict him within days.
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  • A North Carolina judge has ordered the release of some documents in a lawsuit filed by the mistress of John Edwards.
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  • An attorney for a former John Edwards aide says the two-time presidential candidate from North Carolina has given sworn statements in a lawsuit over a purported sex tape.
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  •  Elizabeth Edwards
  • The will Elizabeth Edwards signed days before her death last month made no mention of her estranged husband and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards.
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  • Hundreds of family and friends gathered Saturday to honor the life of Elizabeth Edwards, who has been praised for her strength amid a series of life tragedies that included the death of a son, a betrayal by her husband and a battle with cancer that eventually led to her death.
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  • Eilzabeth Edwards
  • The funeral for Elizabeth Edwards is expected to draw protestors and counterprotestors.
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  • Eilzabeth Edwards
  • Family and friends are gathering Saturday to honor the life of Elizabeth Edwards.
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  • Rielle Hunter
  • Hunter said Elizabeth Edwards didn't know about the full extent of her relationship with John until his interview with ABC News.
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  • Rielle Hunter
  • The mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards says she is helping him live "a life of truth."
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  • John Edwards
  • A former Edwards aide will retrieve a sex tape of his former boss.
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  • A judge declared Friday that a former aide to John Edwards was in contempt of court.
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  • The mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards wants a "very private and personal" videotape back.
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  • The news came a week after John Edwards admitted fathering a child with his mistress, Rielle Hunter.
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  • Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards finally admitted Thursday he fathered a child during an affair before his second White House bid, dropping long-standing denials just ahead of a book by a former campaign aide who initially took the fall.
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