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And day seven is gone. Blagojevich jurors go home.

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Jurors in Rod Blagojevich's case go home after seven days of talks without reaching a verdict on 20 counts.

The panel of 11 women and one man hasn't sent any notes since last Thursday.

They sent a note that day asking U.S. District Judge James Zagel to clarify part of the definition for wire fraud.

During last summer's trial, jurors spent 14 days deliberating and came back hung on 23 of the 24 counts facing the ex-governor, convicting him on a relatively lesser charge of making a false statement to the FBI. This time, Blagojevich faces 20 charges, half of which charge him with wire fraud.

Twelve of the 20 charges relate to allegations Blagojevich was hawking Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat to get benefits for himself.

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