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John Edwards’ lawyers ask judge to drop criminal charges

Lawyers for John Edwards, the former Democratic vice presidential nominee who is embroiled in scandal after having an affair with a campaign aide, asked that criminal charges filed against Edwards be dropped. Edwards was indicted on June 3 on six felony charges, facing up to 30 years in prison and…

Whitman blames opponent for housekeeper scandal

GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman accused Democratic rival Jerry Brown on Saturday of orchestrating a scandal over her former illegal immigrant housekeeper, a charge that prompted Brown to fire back and say Whitman won’t take responsibility and is not fit to be governor. The issue dominated the candidates’ second debate,…