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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Slain author, Kyle, was sued by ex-Minn. Gov. Ventura

  • Ventura sued "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in federal court in Minnesota over a portion of the book that claims Kyle decked Ventura in a 2006 bar fight over unpatriotic remarks he claimed Ventura made.
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  •  The author and former Navy SEAL who was one of two men slain at a Texas gun range was the defendant in a defamation lawsuit by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
    Ventura sued "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in federal court in Minnesota over a portion of the book that claims Kyle decked Ventura in a 2006 bar fight over unpatriotic remarks he claimed Ventura made. Ventura, who's also an ex-SEAL, says the punch never happened.
    Kyle's Minneapolis attorney, John Borger, says he's "shocked and terribly saddened" by Kyle's death. But he tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/VxpqAw ) it's "way too early" to determine how it will affect the lawsuit.
    Texas authorities have charged a suspect with murder in Saturday's shootings of the 38-year-old Kyle and the other man.

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