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Feds Drop Case Against Ex-Sen. Stevens Of Alaska

The Justice Department has asked a judge to drop corruption charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens, saying prosecutors withheld evidence from the trial that led to his conviction. The 85-year-old Alaska Republican was convicted late last year on seven felony counts of lying on Senate financial disclosure forms.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.