03/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John Edwards admits he fathered child in affair; Elizabeth Edwards says family is 'relieved'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards finally admitted Thursday he fathered a child during an affair before his second White House bid, dropping long-standing denials just ahead of a book by a former campaign aide who initially took the fall.

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