Lawyers for former Senator John Edwards said his client committed "many sins but no crimes" and said the charges against him should never have been brought to trial.
Edwards was found not guilty of one count of campaign fraud, and the jury were unable to reach a verdict on the remaining five counts, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial.
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Weather experts say most of the country should brace itself for showers, with thunderstorms and some heavy rain in parts.
Parents are being urged to stock up on paracetamol to help stave off a mild fever linked to a new meningitis jab for babies.
A bright and breezy day tomorrow with the best of the sunshine through the south and east once early mist and fog patches clear.