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  • Rod Blagojevich
  • Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich entered a federal prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin a 14-year sentence for corruption, the latest chapter in the downfall of a charismatic politician that seemed more like a bizarre reality TV show than a legal battle.
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  • Rod Blagojevich's attorney says she's worried the ousted Illinois governor will be treated more harshly by the judge.
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  • An eight-digit number affixed to his prison clothes. A job scrubbing toilets or mopping floors at 12 cents an hour. His incessant jogging confined to a prison yard. Most painful of all, restricted visits from his wife and two daughters.
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  • Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will wake up Tuesday to the stark reality that he is likely headed to federal prison.
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  • Rod Blagojevich, who rode his talkative everyman image to two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of a wide range of corruption charges, including the incendiary allegation that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat.
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  • The jurors weighing corruption charges against impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich include a former church choir director, a video-store worker who watches Judge Judy on TV and a dietitian who specializes in bananas.
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  • Gov. Rod Blagojevich
  • Fmr. Gov. Rod Blagojevich declined on the "Daily Show" to promise to testify if he is retried on corruption charges.
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  • Blagojevich Trial
  • A federal jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intends to declare a mistrial on the remaining counts.
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  • Blagojevich Trial
  • Jurors in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday that they have reached agreement on just two of 24 counts against him, indicating that they could have a long way to go in analyzing the complex case.
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  • As jurors retired to deliberate Wednesday in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, they entered a cocoon of privacy not all jurors in high-profile cases enjoy.
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  • An attorney for Rod Blagojevich said Tuesday that the impeached governor didn't testify at his corruption trial because the government did not prove its case against him.
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  • A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich clashed with the judge in the former Illinois governor's corruption trial over what he could say in his closing arguments, pledging Monday that he was ready to go to jail for contempt if the judge did not change his mind.
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  • Blagojevich Trial
  • Rod Blagojevich stood up in court Wednesday and told the judge the opposite of what he has been saying for months. He now says that he will not testify in his own defense to charges that include trying to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.
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  • Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to finally step into the witness box at his corruption trial on Tuesday.
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  • Rod Blagojevich told FBI agents in a March 2005 interview that he never gave out state jobs and contracts as a reward for campaign contributions, an agent testified Tuesday at the former Illinois governor's corruption trial.
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  • An angry Rod Blagojevich is heard grumbling on FBI wiretap tapes played at his corruption trial Wednesday that he is willing to appoint a favorite of Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate but the newly elected president is "all take and no give."
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  • A secretly made FBI tape shows that fmr. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich weighed the possibility of naming Oprah Winfrey to the Senate seat.
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  • A secretly made FBI tape shows that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich weighed the possibility of naming Oprah Winfrey to the U.S. Senate seat being left by President Barack Obama.
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  • An interactive that shows the relationships of some of the major players in the corruption trial of former Illinois governor Rad Blagojevich.
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  • The judge in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich questioned more than a dozen prospective jurors Monday, ranging from a TV talk show host to an insurance man with a dim view of politicians, in hopes of quickly getting to opening statements.
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  • Rod Blagojevich has been fired again.
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  • Gov. Rod Blagojevich
  • Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is apologizing for what he calls a poor choice of words during a magazine interview.
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  • Gov. Rod Blagojevich
  • Donald Trump boasted that the upcoming season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" is the best ever.
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