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Petraeus Close To Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data To Lover

03/03/2015 11:06 am ET | Updated Mar 03, 2015
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WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, is close to reaching a plea deal with the Justice Department that will allow him to avoid an embarrassing trial over whether he provided classified information to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A., according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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