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Gov. Jesse Ventura speaks before a full house of Rotary members during a 2001 meeting at the Radisson. Ventura's topic was the New York city bombings and the war on terrorism. Photo by Bob King.

Ex-Minnesota governor alleges 'American Sniper' defamed him


Jurors in a federal trial that began on Tuesday will hear videotaped testimony from a late Navy SEAL accused of defamation by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.

Ten jurors were selected to hear the case against former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was killed in 2013 at a Texas shooting range by a troubled Iraq war veteran he was trying to mentor. Opening statements were expected later on Tuesday.

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