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Edwards sex tape to shredder; federal trial looms

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The sex tape of John Edwards and his mistress is headed to the shredder, but a long list of criminal charges still hangs over the former presidential candidate over the extramarital affair that ended his political career.

Rielle Hunter sued former Edwards aide Andrew Young and his wife over the tape of "a personal and private nature" and other intimate items the couple said she left in a box of trash. Hunter lived with the Youngs while she was pregnant with Edwards' baby, hiding out as the former North Carolina senator ran for the White House. Young, a longtime aide to Edwards, initially said he was the father.

Both sides claimed to be getting what they wanted from a legal settlement signed Thursday to end a two-year legal battle.

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