July 1 - Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn appears relieved in court after being told he will be released on his own recognizance. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released without bail on Friday after a dramatic court hearing where the sexual assault case against him appeared to shift in his favor. At a hearing to seek changes to his bail conditions, prosecutors said the credibility of the woman at the center of the case had been thrown into question. As a result, the court agreed to let Strauss-Kahn be freed and his bail and bond returned. He agreed to return to court as needed, including for a July 18 hearing. Strauss-Kahn smiled as he walked out of the court. He still faces felony charges of attempted rape and sexually assault. The arrest forced his resignation from the International Monetary Fund and appeared to end his presidential hopes, weeks before he had planned to declare his candidacy. Strauss-Kahn's supporters in the French Socialist party.