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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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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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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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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson looks at an oil sample she scooped from the water as she tours marshes affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Pass a Loutre, La. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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