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Jurors in Blago trial agree on 2 counts, deadlocked on others

CHICAGO (AP) - Jurors in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial are telling the judge they have reached agreement on just two counts.

They also told the judge on Thursday that they have been unable to reach agreement on some counts and have not even discussed many others.

The jury had sent a note to Judge James B. Zagel on Wednesday saying they were stuck, and Zagel had asked them for clarification.

Blagojevich and his brother have pleaded not guilty to charges including trying to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat in exchange for a high-profile job or large campaign donation for the governor.

Defense attorneys argued that Blagojevich was a big talker, but never committed a crime.

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