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Construction crews work at the site of Palestinian security forces facilities Thursday in the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' state-building measures include forming police and security forces to help keep order in the territory.
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Team Edison2's Oliver Kuttner (left) and Brad Jaeger, one of the team's professional race car drivers, with the Very Light Car that won the mainstream class of the X Prize competition.
Soldiers line up in front of Mexico's flag Monday in preparation for bicentennial celebrations in Mexico City. Festivities surrounding the 200th anniversary of Mexico's 1810 independence uprising are being scaled back in some parts of the country due to security concerns amid the wave of drug-related violence.
Former head of Afghan intelligence Amrullah Saleh was fired earlier this year because of his opposition to the Karzai administration's efforts to negotiate with the Taliban. He says a Taliban-friendly government would mean Afghan rights are "violated fundamentally."
A U.S. Border Patrol agent casts a shadow below a group of migrants detained in Arizona in 2006. To prosecute everyone caught crossing the border illegally in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector, the sector would need a federal justice system twice the size of the rest of the country's.
Border patrol agents arrest immigrants in 2007 who had recently crossed the border from Mexico into Nogales, Ariz. Federal programs like Operation Streamline put border-crossers without other prior criminal records through the federal court system.
Caught In The Act? Joaquin Phoenix may have been crazy as a bedbug during the filming of I'm Still Here, said to be a documentary of a dark year in his life. On the other hand, the two-time Oscar nominee may have been crazy like a fox.