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Final summations given in Saddam trial

Lawyers gave their closing arguments Thursday for the last two defendants in Saddam Hussein’s trial, and the chief judge adjourned the proceedings until mid-October when the ex-president and two top lieutenants could be sentenced to death. Saddam was not in court because his court-appointed attorney presented closing arguments Wednesday. The defense team has boycotted the trial since last month to protest the killing of lawyer Khamis al-Obeidi. He was the third defense lawyer slain since the trial began in October. Full Story

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