Inspector General Glenn Fine (right) consults with staff before testifying on the firing of nine U.S. attorneys during a House Judiciary panel hearing in 2008. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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In this artist's sketch, Jared Loughner makes his first court appearance in Phoenix, Jan. 10. Bill Robles/AP hide caption

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Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas (left) and Rep. Peter King of New York, shown in a 2007 file photo, will lead committees that have oversight of the Justice Department. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, shown at the court in Richmond, Va., declared a key provision of the Obama administration's health care law unconstitutional Monday. Courtesy U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson/Associated Press hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, shown at an October news conference in London, is facing extradition to Sweden and possible charges in the United States. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, shown at a press conference on Nov. 4 in Geneva, may prove difficult to prosecute using the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jim Cole, shown in 2000, has been waiting more than 63 days for a confirmation vote in the Senate after being nominated by President Obama to be deputy attorney general. Bill Haber/AP hide caption

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Boats battle a fire at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April. Eleven people were killed in the blast. U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption

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Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose reads from a notebook during a news conference on the sniper shootings, on Oct. 21, 2002, in Rockville, Md. Victoria Arocho/AP hide caption

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Republican Sen.-elect Marco Rubio thanks supporters in Coral Gables, Fla., on Tuesday night after winning his Senate bid. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Cargo planes sit on the tarmac of Dubai airport Saturday, the day after a parcel bomb was intercepted in Dubai on a cargo plane originating from Yemen. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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