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Judge to tell Blago jurors to resume deliberations

CHICAGO (AP) - The judge in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial says he'll tell the jurors to resume deliberations on some counts.

Judge James B. Zagel intends to send the jurors a note Thursday after the jurors told him that they have reached agreement on two counts, but 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.

Thursday's the 12th day of jury deliberations.

Blagojevich and his brother Robert have pleaded not guilty to 24 counts, including  charges of trying to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.

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