Floridian Betty Dizik, 83, is upset that she won't receive a Social Security cost-of-living increase again this year. She gets by on a monthly Social Security check of $1,200, her only source of income. (Associated Press)
New Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wields the gavel after receiving it from his predecessor, Jan Peter Balkenende, in The Hague on Thursday. Mr. Rutte's minority government pledged budgetary austerity and a crackdown on immigration. (Associated Press)
From left, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Lt. Dan Choi, Cpl. Evelyn Thomas, Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, Cadet Mara Boyd and Petty Officer Larry Whitt stand together on April 16 after they handcuffed themselves to the fence outside the White House during a protest for gay rights. A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, halting the military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. (Associated Press)
Larry Whitt, who left the Navy after serving 12 years because he is gay, joins other protesters who watched President Obama arrive in Coral Gables, Fla., on Monday. Mr. Whitt was there to protest the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Larry Whitt, who left the Navy after serving 12 years because he is gay, joins other protesters who watched President Obama arrive in Coral Gables, Fla., on Monday. Mr Whitt was there to protest the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
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Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, campaigns in Garden Grove, Calif., Saturday, as she faces her first real challenge in 14 years, from a Vietnamese assemblyman who came to America as a refugee.
A Hungarian soldier, wearing protective gear, looks on while cleaning streets covered by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. The population of the neighboring town of Kolontar was evacuated Saturday and Devecser with a population of 5,300 is also in the likely path of a possible new sludge deluge. Hungary's prime ministers says police have taken into custody the managing director of the company which owns the metals plant where a broken reservoir flooded several towns with toxic red sludge and water.(AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
"We need a new majority in Congress that will stand up to President Obama and insist that he starts listening to the American people," House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said at a rally at a manufacturing facility in his home state.
A portrait of Sladjana Vidovic, who committed suicide in 2008, sits in the living room of her family's home in Mentor, Ohio, on Sept. 1. Sladjana was one of four Mentor High School teenagers who died within 2½ years. Friends and family say bullying drove most of them to kill themselves. (Associated Press)
French teacher Justin Lyot (left) talks to Roma children, including Abel Bot, 8, (center) as they leave school in Choisy-le-Roi, France. Education woes include segregated schools in Eastern Europe and the systematic misdiagnosis of mental disabilities. (Associated Press)
Serbian riot police gather as a gay price parade goes moves along a street in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. More than 140 people were hurt and more than 200 arrested, officials said, as police clashed with hundreds of far-right protesters who tried to disrupt the march. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Brian Cepeda (right), 16, and eight others face charges including robbery, assault and unlawful imprisonment as hate crimes in the torture of two teenage boys and a man in an anti-gay attack last week. (AP Photo/Uli Seit)
Former president and UN special envoy to Haiti, Bill Clinton, arrives to visit people who were displaced by the earthquake at the Petionville Golf Club that is being used as a camp for the displaced in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday Oct. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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"As long as I'm your president and Martin O'Malley is your governor, we will not allow politicians ... to sacrifice your education for tax cuts we cannot afford," President Obama said at a campaign rally for Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday at a rally at Bowie State University.