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Blagojevich wants to travel to England

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to take a trip to England.

Blagojevich's attorneys have asked a federal judge in Chicago to give the Democrat permission to leave the country so he can speak at the Oxford Union.

The motion filed with Judge James Zagel notes that the Oxford Union is a debating and speaking society in Oxford, England, that's been in existence since 1823. The motion says he'd make the trip this month, if he gets permission.

Zagel turned down a previous travel request when Blagojevich wanted to go to Costa Rica to appear on a reality TV show.

Blagojevich's retrial on federal corruption charges is scheduled to begin on April 20. He's denied any wrongdoing.

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