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William Miller

Mistrial declared in Clemens case

— The judge in the Roger Clemens federal perjury trial abruptly declared a mistrial on the second day of testimony, leaving government attorneys weighing whether to try again or drop the charges against the former All-Star pitcher that he lied when he testified before Congress that he never used steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs. The government's case came apart Thursday when prosecutors violated U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton's order by inadvertently allowing the jury to view videotaped statements from a U.S. congressman discussing the credibility of one of the key witnesses against the former All-Star baseball pitcher. Walton was livid when he realized that...