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Minnesota jury rules in favor of Jesse Ventura in defamation suit

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ST. PAUL - A split federal jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his case against the estate of an author who claimed they were in a bar fight.
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 Attorneys from Ventura and the author's estate agreed to accept the 8-2 jury decision early this afternoon.  Jurors on Monday told the judge they did not think they could reach a unanimous agreement. Ventura sued former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who claimed in his book "American Sniper" that he hit Ventura in a California bar.

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