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Blagojevich trial: Blagojevich defense gives theatrical closing

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He yelled. He whispered. He argued. He paced. He apologized. He made jurors double over in laughter one minute -- and attempted to draw outrage the next.

Defense lawyer Sam Adam Jr.'s closing remarks in one of the highest-profile trials in Chicago history didn't land him in jail Tuesday as he feared. But Adam used every weapon in his rhetorical arsenal to end Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial with enough drama to try to cancel out dozens of damning secret FBI tapes that jurors heard in the last eight weeks.

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