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    U.S. Senate Opens Burris Perjury Probe
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    Senator Roland Burris, D-Ill. speaks during a press conference in Chicago, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009. Burris fielded questions about a major omission from the testimony he made in January to a state House committee investigating former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment.

    The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics today opened an inquiry into allegations that U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) committed perjury before an Illinois House committee that moved to impeach former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the Sun-Times reports.