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No Verdict Today In Stevens' Corruption Trial

The jury in Sen. Ted Stevens' (R-Alaska) corruption trial has adjourned for the day after just over four hours of deliberation, meaning the veteran Senate Republican will have to wait until at least tomorrow to find out his fate.

Stevens has been charged with seven federal corruption counts for failing to report more than $250,000 in improper gifts. After a nearly month-long trial, the jury began its deliberations today. Judge Emmet Sullivan read the jurors an 81-page list of instructions they had to follow during their deliberations, and they went into seclusion at around noon.

At 4:15 p.m., the jurors sent Judge Sullivan a note, which he then read to the audience: "Can we leave a little early today? It's kind of stressful right now. We need a minute of clarity."

Sullivan then called the jury in and dismissed them for the night, meaning they will return at 9:30 Thursday morning to begin again.

Stevens was in the courtroom for all of today's session, and showed no emotion when Sullivan sent the jury home.

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