A BlackBerry may be convenient, even essential for some jobs. A lawsuit in Chicago contends employees should be compensated for using the devices to work after hours. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich holds a dummy newspaper page that promises, "And now ... the rest of the story." However, Blagojevich's attorneys are debating whether to allow him to testify at his corruption trial. Charles Rex Arobogast/AP hide caption

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In Charenton, the Marquis de Sade directs a play-within-a-play about the French Revolution, performed by inmates of the Charenton Asylum, including Antonieta, a young baker fixated on Marie Antoinette; Napoleoncito, a young actor fixated on Napoleon; and Juana, a girl who believes she is Joan of Arc. Diana Taylor/Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics hide caption

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Mark Diaz, manager of Schrank's Smoke 'n Gun shop, displayed several handguns for sale at the store last year in Waukegan, Ill., north of Chicago. When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that most Americans can have a handgun in their homes for self-defense, it left Chicago officials scrambling to put together a new handgun law. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Scott Rudder (center) takes a welding class at Chicago's Dawson Technical Institute in hopes that his new skills will help him land a job. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Brad Ellsworth acknowledges supporters after defeating his Republican rival in 2006. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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An employee cleans sections of a trumpet at Conn-Selmers' Vincent Bach division in Elkhart, Ind. The company produces a well-known brand of trumpets and trombones. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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