Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has finished testifying at his corruption retrial.Blagojevich concluded Tuesday after seven days on the stand.He told jurors he never tried to shake down executives for contributions.
Violence in Colombia in the last few decades has displaced more than 3.5 million people. In response, the Colombian government struck a peace deal with drug-trafficking paramilitary groups eight years ago.
Rod Blagojevich says Rahm Emanuel raised the issue of having then-Gov. Blagojevich appoint a successor to Emanuel's congressional seat in 2008 when Emanuel became White House chief of staff. Blagojevich says his staff told him the move would be unconstitutional.
The estimates so far are that several dozen people have died today in protests in Syria. Today’s protests were dedicated to the “children of freedom.”At least 30 children have died in Syria’s protests so far, most notably 13-year-old Hamza al Khatib.