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Ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich takes stand for 2nd Day

Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has taken the witness stand for a second day at his corruption retrial.

The presiding judge has said there will only be a half day of testimony on Friday before he lets jurors head home for the Memorial Day holiday.

Blagojevich's testimony is likely to spill into next week.

As he stepped onto the witness stand Friday, he still hadn't addressed many of the allegations against him, including the charge that he attempted to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat President Barack Obama vacated after winning the 2008 election.

An often animated and emotional Blagojevich spent much of his time on the stand Thursday reciting his life story to jurors.

Prosecutors will get their chance to ask Blagojevich questions after his own lawyers finish.

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