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Rod Blagojevich Jury Reaches Verdict

There's a verdict in the federal corruption trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. U.S. District Judge James Zagel has called the defendants, the former governor and his brother Robert, and lawyers to the court in Chicago.

The verdict hasn't been read yet but as soon as we learn what it is, we'll pass it along.

And, of course, NPR correspondents Cheryl Corley and David Shaper will have plenty of follow-up reporting on the decision and aftermath, which we'll pass along as well.

Blagojevich was indicted on 24 counts of corruption, including mail fraud and