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  • Former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai (center), who was tried last month on charges of taking bribes, embezzlement and abuse of power, appears in court in Jinan, in eastern China's Shandong province, on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, where he was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/Jinan Intermediate People's Court)

    Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

    A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sunday, burying the career of one of China's most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country's elite.


  • Chinese politician Bo Xilai speaks during his trial in Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, in eastern China's Shandong province, on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Mr. Bo sought to discredit his former top aide as a lying, unreliable witness as the ousted leader denied criminal responsibility in the country's messiest political scandal in decades. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video)

    Verdict against China's Bo Xilai expected Sunday

    A Chinese court announced that it will deliver a verdict Sunday against disgraced politician Bo Xilai on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power in a case set in motion by his wife's murder of a British businessman.


  • Chinese politician Bo Xilai speaks during his trial in Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, in eastern China's Shandong province, on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Mr. Bo sought to discredit his former top aide as a lying, unreliable witness as the ousted leader denied criminal responsibility in the country's messiest political scandal in decades. (AP Photo/CCTV via AP Video)

    Chinese politico Bo Xilai slams wife, ex-aide at trial exposing Communist elite

    Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai assailed his wife and his former right-hand man in four days of testimony ending Sunday, rejecting accusations of corruption and shielding a murderer in a trial that has offered a glimpse into the shady inner workings of China's elite.


  • ** FILE ** Then-Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai puts on his glasses during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    China's Communists endorse Bo Xilai's expulsion

    China's ruling Communist elite have endorsed the expulsion of former high-flying politician Bo Xilai and approved final preparations for the party's upcoming congress.


  • ** FILE ** Bo Xilai, then the Chongqing Communist Party secretary, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Chinese activists issue letter criticizing case against Bo

    An array of activists, academics and dissidents is questioning the Chinese authorities' purge of Bo Xilai, demanding that China's legislature follow the rule of law and allow the disgraced leader to defend himself before lawmakers.


  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 17, 2007, file photo, former Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai, right, accompanied by his wife Gu Kailai, attends a funeral for his father in Beijing. Chinese prosecutors were charging Gu and a family aide with the murder of a British businessman, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday, July 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News/China Foto Press)

    Chinese politician Bo's wife charged with murder

    Prosecutors have charged the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide with the murder of a British businessman, the government said Thursday, pushing ahead a case at the center of a messy political scandal that unsettled China's leadership ahead of a delicate power transition.


  • Hacker attack underlines Web role in China scandal

    A massive hacker attack has crippled an overseas website that has reported extensively on China's biggest political turmoil in years, underscoring the pivotal role the Internet has played in the unfolding scandal.


  • China's Communist Party dismissed Bo Xilai as Chongqing party secretary in March. (Associated Press)

    China ousts top politician, accuses wife of murder

    China's ruling Communist Party suspended a high-profile politician from his remaining leadership positions Tuesday and named his wife as a suspect in the murder of a British businessman.


  • President Obama and his dog, Bo, visit with a poodle named Cinnamon as they check out at a PetSmart store in Alexandria on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama goes shopping with first dog Bo

    President Obama, who has been criticizing House Republicans for risking a tax increase that would cost the average American worker $40 per week, went out and spent $41 on his dog Wednesday.


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