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Deborah Jeane Palfrey hanged herself before she was sentenced in connection with her high-priced prostitution ring. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times/File)

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BLOOMBERG NEWS - Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey K. Skilling and his lead trial counsel, Daniel Petrocelli, return to the courthouse in 2006.

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Joe Wurzelbacher walks to his truck with news media in tow Oct. 16 in Holland, Ohio. Better known as "Joe the Plumber," he remains in the news as the presidential campaign nears its final full week. Republicans now want to know whether personal data about him was illegally obtained. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In 1932, Americans were not afraid that Franklin D. Roosevelt would be too ill, too nice, too soft or too socialist for the presidency — they were afraid of starving to death in the Depression. (Associated Press)

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Alan Favors, 56, makes a call at a pay phone outside the Circle B Convenient Store, across the street from the east side of St. Elizabeth's Hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, on Oct. 22, 2008. (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)

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In its June 2009 decision in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, the Supreme Court required prosecutors to make lab technicians available at trials.

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In this image released by MSNBC, Rachel Maddow from MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," is shown on Sept. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/ MSNBC, Ali Goldstein) ** ARCHIVE OUT, NO SALES, FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

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** FILE ** Assistant U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy speaks to reporters outside U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn., in 2005. (AP Photo)

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** FILE ** Sen. Ted Stevens (right), Alaska Republican, followed by his lawyer Brendan Sullivan, arrives at federal court in Washington on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, on the first day of his trial on corruption charges.

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“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race,” wrote Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (shown at Montpelier, home of James Madison, "Father of the Constitution").

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** FILE ** Pakistani human rights activists demonstrate outside Parliament in Islamabad in 2008. The brutality of recent "honor killings" and the police response sparked outrage in Pakistan. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Flags commemorate each of the victims killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. (Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Jay Mohr, here with Jaime King, played Gary on CBS' comedy "Gary Unmarried," 2008. (Associated Press)

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Members of the "Flower Gang" were detained in Mexico City as suspects in the slaying of a 14-year-old boy whose body was found in a car trunk Aug. 1. The death of the son of a business tycoon set off anti-crime demonstrations across Mexico.

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Paula Jones smiles during a news conference in Dallas, in this April 16, 1998, file photo. Encouraged by an outside lawyer, Paula Jones is ready to insist on $2 million, half from President Clinton and half from a New York tycoon, in exchange for dropping her sexual harassment lawsuit, two legal sources involved in the case said Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998. (AP Photo/LM Otero) ** FILE **

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* *FILE ** Bruce E. Ivins was the architect of the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people, the FBI has determined.

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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES SENTENCE PENDING: Antwuan Ball, convicted of a $600 drug deal, faces 40 years in prison.

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The J. Edgar Hoover Building, which opened to employees in 1974, dominates the nighttime cityscape on Pennyslvania Avenue NW. ** FILE **

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Metropolitan Police arrested a suspect Saturday in a triple homicide on Holbrook Street in Northeast. (Allison Shelley/The Washington Times)

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Rachel Lloyd (left), founder of Girls Education & Mentoring Services, speaks to one of the group's members on Tuesday in New York. A new bill in the state would help child victims of sexual exploitation instead of prosecuting them. (Associated Press)