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A check icon on the beginning reads as a bulleted list - an unordered list of elements. An aligned check icon at the end gives the impression that it's a checklist - a list, likely ordered, of things that must be accomplished (and possibly have been accomplished, since they are checked off). Which are you trying to provide? An unordered bulleted list, or ...
I would go with a check mark on the left side. Reason being: Since the list is in English, the user will be reading from left to right. The length of the text need not be the same, leading to uneven right end. But the starting position on the left will be the same. Makes for easier scanning.
Before for left-to-right languages and after for right-to-left languages.
I've pictured interaction schema for touch screen devices. User should only press to view description and drag to trash without any additional touches and clicking.
In general implementation should depend on context. In some case it would be more convient not to delete the items but mark some of them as appropriate (i.e. inverse task). Saying of eliminating user load, you can minimize user clicks by displaying description and delete button on mouseover. Or use lens effect when you display wrapped content of link ...
I'd like to understand your context a bit more, but: I'd go with 1 if: Your users are more interested in reading the description than removing the link. It's also easier than 2 as 2 requires the user to take 2 steps whatever they want to do - but again, it depends on context. As an alternative: How about having the description as a tooltip, with an 'x' ...
Accordions have a number of problems. The other options tend to scroll out of the viewport if one item is open. Also, the options are never in the same place. And they don't handle multiple levels very well. It's really not that great of a pattern for navigation but it solves two important problems: Space. Accordions are a really compact master-detail ...
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