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(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. The political action committee, or PAC, called Leadership Matters for America, is the clearest sign yet that Christie, 52, is running in the Republican Party primary for the 2016 presidential election. Among those serving on the PAC are long-time Christie allies Michael DuHaime and Bill Palatucci, as well as Phil Cox, executive director of the Republican Governors Association, the source said. Paperwork for the leadership PAC was filed on Friday with the Federal Election Commission, the source said.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial.