Even though Kilbride is running unopposed, his race to keep his seat on the Illinois Supreme Court has become the second most expensive judicial retention campaign in American history.
Larry Whitt, who served 12 years in the Navy before leaving because he is gay, protests the "don't ask, don't tell" policy as President Obama arrives in Coral Gables, Fla., on Oct. 11.
Attorney General Eric Holder announces the indictment of nearly 88 law enforcement officers in Puerto Rico on corruption charges, at the Justice Department on Wednesday.
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Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian, is accused of helping to carry out embassy bombings in East Africa in 1998 that killed 224 people and injured hundreds more.
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Cranes move materials at a construction site in central Baghdad in May. The U.S. government has spent more than $770 billion on private contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq since the wars began. U.S. prosecutors increasingly are targeting bribery schemes, but their efforts have been criticized for employing strong-arm tactics designed for terrorism cases.
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Members of the Outlaws motorcycle club pass a roadblock as they ride through Hollis Center, Maine. Club members gathered for a memorial service for Thomas Mayne, a club leader who was killed during a shootout with federal agents on June 15. ATF agents were trying to arrest Mayne in his home in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (right) talks with ranking Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions during the committee's vote on the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday.
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 14. Their close relationship has sparked concerns about the distance between the White House and the Justice Department.