Agencies are various organizations or entities within the government. Learn more about agencies like the FBI, foster care, the Postal Service or Customs.
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By Yara Simón
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By Kate Morgan
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By John Donovan
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By Dave Roos
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The FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list has been an unqualified success since its inception in the 1950s. Learn how they choose its members.
By Julia Layton