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Judge in Stevens Case: No Mistrial

Reuters is now reporting that the judge presiding over the corruption case involving US Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) has rejected a bid for a mistrial. This morning, defense lawyers had persuaded the judge to suspend proceedings for the day and consider tossing out the charges. They accused the prosecution of sabotaging Stevens' case by withholding key evidence. And for the second time this week, the government's legal team has drawn the ire of the judge, leading to a number of heated exchanges. Stevens is accused of failing to disclose $250,000 in gifts he received from the oil company VECO.