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Israel says it will begin taking tougher action against illegal immigrants, many of whom are from Africa. Here, African immigrants demand the right to stay in Israel during a protest in Tel Aviv on Aug. 1, 2009. Yehuda Raizner/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Illegal Immigrants Increase, Israel Plans To Act

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The Messenger spacecraft is depicted over the Calvino Crater on Mercury in this enhanced-color image of the planet's surface. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington hide caption

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Spacecraft's Wild Ride To Mercury Yields Surprises

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Texas businessman Harold Simmons stands outside a Dallas courthouse in this 1997 photo. Flor Cordero/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Lots Of GOP Money Flowing From The Texas Two

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Protesters show their opposition to President Obama's health care overhaul on March 16, 2010, days before it became law. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Obama Hasn't Won The Battle Over Messaging About Health Care Law

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Music For 'Disenfranchised Working-Class Youth': The British reggae band Steel Pulse formed in Birmingham in 1975. Mykaell Riley is third from the left. Echoes/Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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Reggae In The U.K.: A Steady Force

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A driver pumps gas into his Toyota Prius hybrid at a gas station in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2007. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Are High Gas Prices A Plot To Cut Consumption? GOP Says Yes

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In this undated image provided by KSL TV, 101-year-old Mary Hardison of Ogden, Utah, is photographed with her family. Guinness World Records says Hardison is officially the oldest female to paraglide tandem. AP/Guinness World Records hide caption

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Paragliding 101: Great-Great-Granny Soars To Record

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, shown on Capitol Hill in April 2011, wrote the court's ruling Wednesday that for the most part, plea bargaining determines "who goes to jail and for how long. It is not some adjunct to the criminal justice system. It is the criminal justice system." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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High Court Expands Defendants' Plea Bargain Rights

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A memorial to 17-year-old Trayvon Martin outside the community in Sanford, Fla., where the teen was shot. Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images hide caption

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Was Trayvon Martin's Killing A Federal Hate Crime?

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Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara) and Noriko Nakagawa (Aki Maeda) are two Japanese high school students among 42 left on a deserted island, each with a bag of supplies and weapons, and forced to fight to the death in Battle Royale. Toei / The Kobal Collection hide caption

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'Battle,' 'Games': Cold Brutality A Common Theme

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