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Illinois' governor is impeached

The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to impeach the state's scandal-hit governor, Rod Blagojevich.

Mr Blagojevich was arrested last month and charged with attempting to solicit bribes, as well as "selling" Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

The panel said the evidence showed Mr Blagojevich was not fit to be governor, and voted unanimously to proceed to an impeachment vote.


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