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China opens trial of ousted politician Bo Xilai

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JINAN, China (AP) -

The long-anticipated corruption trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has opened, marking the ruling Communist Party's efforts to wrap up one of its most lurid political scandals in decades.

   Bo faces charges of accepting bribes, embezzlement and abuse of power in a closely-choreographed trial that opened Thursday in the city of Jinan under extremely tight security.

   Once a powerful party boss of a megacity, Bo became the most senior leader to fall from power in years after revelations emerged that his wife had killed a British businessman.

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