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US: Former House Speaker to Plead Guilty in Hush-Money Case

A former Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives agreed Thursday to plead guilty to wrongdoing in a hush money case linked to allegations of long-ago sexual misconduct. The lawyer for Dennis Hastert, who was House speaker for nine years until 2007 and second in line to the presidency at the time, told a Chicago court the one-time powerful political figure would offer his guilty plea at an October 28 hearing. The 73-year-old Hastert is accused of breaking banking laws and...

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