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Rousseff appears at Brazil impeachment trial

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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is telling senators that she is being unjustly accused of breaking fiscal rules in her management of the federal budget. 

She's speaking at her own impeachment trial, saying: "I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear. I did not commit a crime."

Rousseff is reminding senators that she was re-elected in 2014 by 54 million voters. She says that at every moment she has followed the constitution and done what was best for the country.

In her words, "I can't help but taste the bitterness of injustice."

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