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U.S. Starts Taking Fingerprints

Foreigners arriving at U.S. airports are being photographed and having their fingerprints scanned in the start of a government effort to use some of the latest surveillance technology to keep terrorists out of the country.

Bush: Let Immigrants Stay and Work Legally

U.S. President George W. Bush presented an election-year proposal Wednesday to let millions of illegal immigrants work in the United States in what would be the biggest overhaul of U.S. immigration law in almost two decades.

Red Sea Funeral for 148 Killed in Crash

Sobbing and holding each other up, relatives of the 148 people killed in a charter jet crash mourned their loved ones Thursday in an open-air tent facing the waters of the Red Sea where the plane went down.

Joy, Tears As U.S. Frees Iraqis

The U.S. Army freed scores of prisoners from the feared Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad on Thursday, the first detainees to be released under a new amnesty introduced by U.S. authorities.

Western Investors Defend a Potemkin Village

I'm tired of reading articles from the elite Western investor or businessman's point of view. They cite a few current events like Khodorkovsky's arrest to give the illusion of dynamism, when it's really the same old, same old: the state picking winners and losers.

Jumping to Conclusions on Kyoto

The public pronouncements by President Vladimir Putin's economic adviser Andrei Illarionov about the Kyoto Protocol on climate change at last brings to the topic the level of attention and debate that it deserves. But it is a pity that he has jumped to conclusions before looking more carefully at the evidence.

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