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Ethan Couch, ‘Affluenza’ Teenager, Granted Delay in Deportation

Federal marshals said Wednesday that it would probably take “two weeks to two months” for Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving case, to be returned to the United States from Mexico to face charges of violating his parole.  Read more.

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