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Front Page: Illinois Gov. Arrested, Trying to Sell Obama's Seat

Front Page: Illinois Gov. Arrested, Trying to Sell Obama's Seat


  • FBI agents arrested Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris today on federal corruption charges alleging that they tried to benefit financially in exchange for Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, among other things. Gov. Blagojevich has the sole authority to appoint Obama's successor. — CBS
  • The executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are on Capitol Hill today, testifying to Congress about who's to blame for the mortgage giants' collapse and the September government takeover. — AP

  • After a calm funeral for the teen shot by police whose death sparked three days of rioting in Greece, violence broke out in the southern Athens suburb. In central Athens, thousands also confronted police. This is the worst rioting seen in Greece in years. — New York Times
  • Mexico's top prosecutor says drug-related murders will likely increase next year in Mexico, after new numbers show they doubled in 2008 to a total of 5,400 deaths. — BBC News

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