November 1st, 2010
02:12 PM ET

Condit: 'Never had any cross words' with Levy

Former U.S. Rep. Gary Condit, testifying in the trial of a man charged in the 2001 murder of Chandra Levy, an intern with whom Condit allegedly had an affair, refused to address the question of whether he had sex with Levy.

Condit told prosecutor Amanda Haines that it's been 10 years and he has never divulged whether he and Levy were intimate. Asked whether he would answer it, Condit said, "We've lost our feeling for common decency. I didn't commit any crime. I didn't do anything wrong."

The disappearance of Levy, 24, an intern for the federal Bureau of Prisons, drew national attention after her parents discovered a connection with Condit, who was then a sitting congressman. Condit was never a suspect in the case but was questioned intensively for details as to Levy's whereabouts.

Ingmar Guandique, a reputed member of the Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, is charged with killing Levy. Prosecutors believe that he attacked her as she jogged in a park and then killed her when she began to scream. Her remains were found more than a year later off a jogging trail in Washington's Rock Creek Park.

Condit said of Levy, "We never had a fight. We never had any cross words."


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March 9th, 2010
12:19 PM ET

Howard Dean addresses health care protest

Supporters of congressional health care legislation staged a noisy march of more than 1,000 people Tuesday to protest an insurance industry gathering at a Washington hotel.

Activist groups ranging from labor unions to Code Pink heard remarks from physician and former presidential candidate Howard Dean.


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