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Ex-Ill Gov. Blagojevich Faces Lengthy Prison Sentence

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Gov. Pat Quinn says the proposed expansion of gambling in Illinois is "too much." Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Blagojevich Faces Tough Questions From Prosecution

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At a "We Are One" union rally in New York City marking the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., protesters called for workers' rights in light of recent "anti-union" legislation in Wisconsin and Ohio. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Memphis Homes Inundated With Water

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Memphis Area Will Be Soggy For Some Time

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People take a look at Mississippi River floodwaters at the base of Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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A Tea Party supporter, left, argues with a critic before a rally where former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on April 16. Darren Hauck/Getty Images hide caption

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Severe Weather Wreaks Havoc In Midwest, South

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A sign that reads "recall" hangs on a statue in front of the Wisconsin state Capitol last month in Madison. In the state Senate, as many as 16 senators — Republicans and Democrats alike — could face recall elections this year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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