In this artist rendering, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab stands with his attorney Miriam Siefer before U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds in federal court in Detroit, Sept. 13, 2010. Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight on Christmas in 2009, fired his lawyers and is now representing himself. Carole Kabrin/AP hide caption

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Earline Budd, a transgender advocate, speaks to a D.C. police officer about a spate of attacks in Washington, D.C. Photo by Dakota Fine hide caption

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Demonstrators in Birmingham pray during a protest of Alabama's new immigration law, on June 25. Churches said the law made it a crime for them to carry out their Christian duty to feed, clothe and shelter the needy. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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Cruz Reynoso was the first Latino justice on the California Supreme Court. Courtesy of California Supreme Court hide caption

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