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In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. Robert Blagojevich the brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich offers fresh details in a new book to back his contention prosecutors used him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to hock President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. While charges were eventually dropped against him, the Tennessee businessman, says his refusal to turn on his brother made him collateral damage of an overzealous prosecution that cost his reputation, $1 million in legal bills and a still-unrepaired family split. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast,File)
In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on...
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Maricela Perez, 39, of San Leandro, Calif., the wife of a window washer who survived an 11-story fall, lowers her head as her daughter Gaby, 11, listens during a news conference at the SEIU-United Service Workers office Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The window washer is expected to soon check into a rehabilitation facility. The family is asking for donations to cover his rehabilitation, rent and other household costs. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Jose Carlos Fajardo) SF BAY AREA PLEASE CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND BAY AREA NEWS GROUP
Maricela Perez, 39, of San Leandro, Calif., the wife of a window washer who survived an 11-story fall, lowers her head as her daughter Gaby, 11, listens during a...
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Mourners visit a makeshift memorial, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Mourners visit a makeshift memorial, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in...
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige looks at maps of the lava flow amid mounds of hardened lava at Pahoa Transfer Station on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday, Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Courtesy Ryan Kalei Tsuji, senior special assistant to the governor)
Hawaii Gov. David Ige looks at maps of the lava flow amid mounds of hardened lava at Pahoa Transfer Station on Hawaii's Big Island on Thursday, Dec. 18. (AP...
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In this April 29, 2009, file photo, Tim Blixseth arrives at the federal courthouse in Missoula, Mont. The one-time billionaire is due in federal court in Butte, Mont., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, to explain why failed to comply with an order to pay $13.8 million to the creditors of an ultra-luxury Montana resort. (AP Photo/Mike Albans, File)
In this April 29, 2009, file photo, Tim Blixseth arrives at the federal courthouse in Missoula, Mont. The one-time billionaire is due in federal court in Butte,...
This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock indexes are opening mostly higher Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, as the market builds on its big gains from last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock indexes are opening mostly higher Monday,...
This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Arizona officials said Monday, Dec. 22, that they are changing the drugs they use in executions after nearly two hours it took to execute Wood in July. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)
This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Arizona officials said Monday, Dec. 22, that they are...
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In this March 19, 2002 file photo in Chicago, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich, left, watches election returns with his wife, Patti, and...
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The motorcade carrying President Barack Obama travels through the rain en route to Marine Corps Base Hawaii where the President is going to the gym, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Kailua, Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The motorcade carrying President Barack Obama travels through the rain en route to Marine Corps Base Hawaii where the President is going to the gym, Monday, Dec....
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