In more than a fourth of Afghanistan, voters might be risking their lives by participating in next week's national election. But the Obama Administration is hoping the outcome will lead to better governance. We look at the prospects for a weakened President Hamid Karzai and the realities of corruption, drug dealing and threats from the Taliban. Also, drugs, trade and flu at the Three Amigos Summit, and Westchester County agrees to create low cost hosing in some of New York City's richest, whitest suburbs.
Banner image: Afghan presidential candidate and former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah addresses supporters during an election campaign rally yesterday in Istalif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images