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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Assistant Attorney General Tony West announces a drug industry settlement in September. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP 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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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. Tom Bullock/NPR hide caption

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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. Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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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. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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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. U.S. District Attorney's Office hide caption

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