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    A judge on Wednesday allowed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to go to trial.

  • FILE - In this May 15, 2008 file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura signs his new book, "Don't Start the Revolution Without Me," during an appearance at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Ventura contends he isn't going after the widow of slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle by continuing his defamation lawsuit. Ventura told The Associated Press late Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, his fight is with the publisher's insurance company.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Ventura: 'American Sniper' suit not aimed at widow

    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura contends he isn't going after the widow of slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle by continuing his defamation lawsuit, but rather the publisher's insurance company.

  • ** FILE ** Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, wearing a shirt featuring an image of guitarist Jimi Hendrix, speaks at Macalester College on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn., before an address by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. (Associated Press)

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  • Former Minnesota governor, pro wrestler and author Jesse Ventura is done with political parties. "They're nothing but gangs," he says. (TRU TV)

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  • Former Minnesota governor, pro wrestler and author Jesse Ventura is done with political parties. "They're nothing but gangs," he says. (TRU TV)

    Inside the Beltway: Ventura likens political parties to gangs

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  • ** FILE ** Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, wearing a shirt featuring an image of guitarist Jimi Hendrix, speaks at Macalester College on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn., before an address by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. (Associated Press)

    Jesse Ventura can sub Chris Kyle’s widow as lawsuit defendant, judge says

    Jesse Ventura — the former World Wrestling Federation wrestler-turned-governor of Minnesota — may pursue a lawsuit against former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, now deceased, subbing in his widow as the defendant instead.

  • ** FILE ** Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura appears on Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" in April 2008. (Fox News Channel)

    Ex-Minn. Gov. Jesse Ventura sues Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's widow

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  • Former Minnesota Gov. Jessie Ventura, wearing a shirt featuring guitarist Jimi Hendrix, speaks at Macalester College Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in St. Paul, Minn., prior to an address by former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. (Associated Press)

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  • Jesse Ventura, the former wrestling star and Minnesota governor, is releasing a book titled "DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government." (Skyhorse Publishing)

    Inside the Beltway: Bipartisan gangland

    The ever-fierce Jesse Ventura says it doesn't matter who wins the presidential election any more because the office has devolved into a kind of bipartisan gangland. To make his point, the former Minnesota governor and wrestling god has written a new book titled "DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government."

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  • Ventura joins Sizemore in cast of 'The Drunk'

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  • Jesse Ventura (Skyhorse Publishing)

    Inside the Beltway

    "Am I going to run for office again? Right now, I might say 'no.' But I've learned after 59 years on this planet that you never say 'never.' If Congressman Ron Paul called me, I would consider being on his ticket. Whether I'm in as president or vice president, we'd have to flip a coin," Jesse Ventura tells Inside the Beltway, brimming with admiration for the Texas Republican.

  • Inside the Beltway

    "To Congressman Ron Paul, the only federal elected official who will stand up for Americans on the congressional floor," says Jesse Ventura, in the dedication of his fifth book, "63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read."

  • An airline passenger is patted down by a TSA agent at O'Hare International Airport Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    EDITORIAL: Groping for a TSA solution

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hoped it could avoid a public revolt over its intrusive airport security measures by dialing back operations while scrutiny was at its peak over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. That didn't stop more than a dozen federal lawsuits that have since been filed against the agency by airline pilots and a former governor, among others. State lawmakers also are looking for change.

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  • Ventura alleges Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in American history, defamed him in his best-selling book.

  • Ventura alleges Chris Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in American history, defamed him in his best-selling book.

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