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Ex-Senator Acquitted On 1 Count; Mistrial Declared On Other 5

Former presidential candidate John Edwards was acquitted of one count of campaign finance fraud Thursday, and the judge declared a mistrial for the other five charges because of a deadlocked jury. Prosecutors had accused the former Democratic senator from North Carolina of covering up about $1 million of campaign contributions. It was not immediately clear whether prosecutors would retry Edwards on the other count. More details on the Edwards decision are on NPR's breaking-news blog, The Two-Way.

Correction May 31, 2012

Thursday's 3 p.m. EDT newscast initially reported that John Edwards was convicted of one count of campaign finance fraud. That was corrected later in the same newscast.