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UK police say they won’t charge hacker

LONDON — British authorities opted Friday not to charge a computer hacker who waged a decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the United States for allegedly breaking into military computers.

Gary McKinnon, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, was accused of one of the largest breaches of military networks, carried out soon after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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