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Morning round-up
9:26 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Morning headlines: Attorneys for Blagojevich ask judge to throw out wiretap recordings, Drew Bauer dies, hiring by Mo. state agencies increases

Attorneys for former Governor Rod Blagojevich are asking a judge to throw out secret wiretap recordings. (Flickr/soundfromwayout )
  • Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich are asking a judge to throw out secret wiretap recordings made of the former Illinois governor in 2008, claiming there are gaps in the tapes. Defense attorneys say the gaps may contain context needed to understand the conversations. In their motion filed early today, they asked a judge to prevent jurors from hearing any wiretaps. Blagojevich faces an April 20 retrial on 23 charges, including that the impeached governor tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.
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