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Latest News Wires John Edwards on trial over $1 million used to support mistress (+video)

John Edwards faces six criminal counts over the use of $1 million. John Edwards says the donations were gifts. Prosecutors say they were campaign donations.

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the John Edwards trial were poised to begin making their case to jurors on whether the former presidential candidate violated federal campaign finance laws.