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)
** 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)
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)
** 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.
“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").
** 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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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.
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 **
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)