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Sen. Larry Craig said a Wednesday hearing to overturn his guilty plea stemming from an airport sex sting was "the first major step in the legal effort to clear my name."

"For now, I will continue my work in the United States Senate for Idaho," Craig said in a statement issued by his office in Washington.

A judge in Minnesota heard arguments Wednesday afternoon concerning Craig's June 11 arrest for allegedly making sexual overtures to an undercover male police officer in an airport men's bathroom. Read full article »

CNN's Dana Bash, Ted Barrett, John King and David Steck contributed to this report.

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