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Burris sworn in

ElectionsBarack ObamaRod BlagojevichDick CheneyRoland Burris
Vice President Dick Cheney (right) conducts a mock swearing-in of Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) with Burris' wife, Berlean, at his side Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Burris was appointed by beleaguered Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill the seat vacated by President-elect Barack... Chicago Tribune photo by Nancy Stone