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Brazil's Lower House Speaker Charged in Corruption Probe

The speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress was charged by prosecutors with corruption and money laundering on Thursday, becoming the first sitting politician to be charged in a burgeoning kickback and bribery scandal. Eduardo Cunha, a member of Brazil's largest political party, was accused of taking a $5 million bribe related to contracts for two drill ships built for state-run oil company Petrobras, the focus of the country's biggest-ever corruption scandal. The...

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