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The Rise And Fall Of John Edwards

A tragic timeline of the man who would be president.

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2. Edwards Is A Star Football Player In High School And Becomes The First In His Family To Attend College, First At Clemson University, Then Transferring To North Carolina State University

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9. Edwards Is Inspired By The Death Of Wade And His Experience Representing Families In Court To Run For Public Office, And In 1998 He Defeats An Incumbent Republican In North Carolina To Become A United States Senator

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27. From April 23rd To May 18th Of 2012, The Trial Of John Edwards Divulged Many Sordid Details, Including Testimony Of Edwards And Hunter Making A Sex Tape And An Argument Between The Edwardses In Which Elizabeth Ripped Off Her Shirt In A Rage

29. John Edwards Spoke Briefly After The Acquittal, Saying He Had Done Nothing Illegal But Many Things Wrong, Adding: "If I Want To Find The Person Who Should Be Held Accountable For My Sins, Honestly I Don't Have To Go Any Farther Than The Mirror"

Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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