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Blagojevich appeals14-year prison sentence

The former Illinois governor was found guilty on 18 criminal counts of corruption in 2011.Full story

Disgraced Illinois governor Blagojevich appeals corruption conviction

(Reuters) - Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich have filed an appeal challenging the disgraced former Illinois governor's corruption conviction and 14-year prison term. Full story

Factbox: Trials that captivated U.S. public over past decade

(Reuters) - Millions of Americans followed the televised trial of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted on Saturday of murdering unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, a shooting death that sparked a national debate over race and gun rights. Here are 10 other trials that have gripped the American public in Full story

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