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Blago Pleads Not Guilty

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges today related to an investigation about whether he tried to sell off President Obama's Senate seat. Blagojevich, who was arrested in December and later forced from office, said he's "innocent of every single accusation" against him. The 52-year-old faces "16 felony counts, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and making false statements to federal agents," according to the Associated Press.