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Barry Bonds still facing five charges

Updated: February 11, 2011, 12:16 PM ET
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday cut the number of felony charges Barry Bonds faces from 11 to five.

Major League Baseball's home run leader still faces the same punishment he always has, but the paring of the charges still underscored the troubles prosecutors have encountered since indicting him for the first time in 2007 for allegedly lying to a grand jury about his steroid use. Bonds has pleaded not guilty.

The indictment unsealed Thursday was the fourth version ...

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