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Judge declares mistrial in New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial

Judge declares mistrial in New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial

In the first prosecution of a sitting U.S. senator in nearly a decade, a federal judge in Newark, N.J., declared a mistrial Thursday in the case against Robert Menendez, who was accused of trading political favors for trips and other gifts.

The declaration came after jurors sent a note to the judge Thursday morning saying they were deadlocked on all 18 counts in the case, including bribery, fraud and making false statements. It was the second time this week the jurors had indicated they were unable to reach a verdict.

The outcome could have significant political and legal implications, possibly giving Democrats more hope of holding on to the Senate seat in the 2018 midterm...

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