German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou speak during talks Tuesday in Berlin. Germany's lower house of parliament voted 523-85 to bolster the European bailout fund, which is designed to help Greece and other troubled countries.
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U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen speaks during a press conference in Baghdad on Aug. 2, during a visit to press top Iraqi officials to make a decision on the future of the U.S. troop presence in Iraq.
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Muslims pray during the holiday of Eid ul-Fitr at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 30. Some FBI agents complained that a recent training course on counterterrorism seemed biased against Muslims.
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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.
Starting Oct. 1, California state prisons will redirect new nonviolent felons to county facilities. The realignment is in part due to an order by the U.S. Supreme Court for the state to reduce its prison population.