Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty of lying to the FBI, making him the second consecutive Illinois governor to be convicted of a crime. John Gress/Getty Images hide caption

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Illinois Politicians: Really Corrupt Or Just Dumb?
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Linda Rivera holds up a sign in opposition to the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero in New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Religious Freedom, Free Speech Face Off Nationwide
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Blagojevich Trial: Jury Deadlocks On All But 1 Charge
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich poses for a picture as he arrives at court Wednesday in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Sighs As Blagojevich Finally Stops Talking
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Heated Testimony In Trial Of Ex-Gov. Blagojevich
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Blagojevich May Testify At Trial
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Two boats drag a containment boom behind them, corralling a slick of oil in Mobile Bay, Ala. The oil is funneled to a heavy oil recovery device, which collects the oil in a mesh bag. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Locals Criticize Delay In Getting Oil Skimmers To Gulf
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BP Promises To Hire More Locals For Gulf Cleanup
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High Court Ruling Fuels Chicago's Handgun Debate
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Obama's Former Senate Seat Up For Grabs
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Former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, calls out U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and defends his wife during a Chicago news conference with his legal team in April. Standing with Blagojevich is attorney Sam Adam. Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Corruption Trial To Start For Ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich
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