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On the stand: Blagojevich holds jurors' attention

CHICAGO (AP) -- The jurors listening to ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich testify in his political corruption retrial seem captivated. Whether they are convinced is the critical question.

They initially hung on his every word, but their attention seemed to wander after hours of talk. When he finally began addressing the allegations against him, Blagojevich drew them back in with firm denials of wrongdoing. He's set to be back on the stand Tuesday, with the most explosive charge still unaddressed: that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

A Chicago attorney and former prosecutor who has been inside the courtroom watching the case says the jury has a stoic look. Terry Sullivan says the real test will be how Blagojevich survives the cross-examination by prosecutors.

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