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A federal judge on Tuesday threw out the child-endangerment conviction of Graham Spanier, former president of Pennsylvania State University, less than a day before he was scheduled to start a jail term, the Associated Press reported. The conviction was tossed based on a legal dispute over changes in the law under which Spanier was charged. He had claimed -- and the judge agreed -- that he should have been tried under an earlier version of the law. Prosecutors now have three months to retry Spanier. The charges stem from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case.