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McDonnells' Lawyers Want More Specifics On Corruption Charges

The defense team for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wants more details on what exactly federal prosecutors allege McDonnell did wrong.

McDonnell's lawyer filed a motion Thursday in federal court complaining that prosecutors have employed vague language in their 14-count indictment of McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

The McDonnells were charged last month of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans in exchange for helping the chief executive of a health supplement company sell his products.

Prosecutors allege the McDonnells performed official actions to help former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

But the defense team said in its motion that prosecutors haven't detailed what official acts the McDonnells took, making it difficult to prepare for the July trial.

As of noon Friday, prosecutors had not yet filed a response.

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HBO's '70s Rock Series 'Vinyl' Sings A Familiar Tune

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Dinner With A Side Of I Do's: For Restaurants, Proposals Are Good Business

Marriage proposals are pretty routine at America's high-end restaurants. They can lift the mood in the entire dining room, boost tips and create lifelong customers. Unless the answer is "no," that is.
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For Nevada Democrats, A Lot Will Depend On Latino Voters

How instrumental is Nevada's Latino community in next week's race there between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks Nevada state senator Ruben Kihuen.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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