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Globe Trot: Lebanon uncovers sex-trafficking of Syrian refugees

By Mindy Belz
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International | LEBANON: The three-story Chez Maurice looked more like a jail than a hotel, with a whip lying on one of the guard tables. Here flourished a sex-trafficking…

Christian couple prepares to open first U.S. home for sex-trafficked boys

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Chris and Anna Smith, who are poised to open the first safe house in the United States for sex trafficked boys, didn’t set out to be trailblazers. They…

Senate holds Backpage execs in contempt after they skip hearing

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | The U.S. Senate voted unanimously last week to hold executives with the classified ad website Backpage.com in contempt after the company refused to comply…

Hawaii fights to close safe havens for sex traffickers

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Hawaii, noted by advocacy groups as possessing the nation’s most outdated laws on sex trafficking, will once again seek to pass comprehensive legislation…

Midday Roundup: Lack of deaths in train crash ‘an absolute miracle’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Absolute miracle. A California commuter train with more than 200 people on board derailed last night after strong storms whipped through the area, leaving a…

Human trafficking victims call national hotline in record numbers

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Human trafficking victims are reaching out for help in record numbers, according to an advocacy group that operates a national 911 text and phone call center.

HHS cannot account for thousands of migrant children

By Evan Wilt
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Immigration | Overwhelmed feds stopped screening sponsor homes and sent some children to abusers and traffickers

Child slaves can sue Nestlé for cocoa plantation abuses, court rules

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | The U.S. Supreme Court this month refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Nestlé and two other companies claiming they knew of child slavery at cocoa…

U.S. restaurants, grocers linked to Thai shrimp slave trade

By Anna K. Poole
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Human Trafficking | Thailand, a longtime human trafficking hub, is once again submerged in accusations from human rights groups and global grocery suppliers over a newly…

Abused and exploited

By Sophia Lee
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Trafficking | The digital age offers predators new opportunities to lure young girls into sex trafficking, and many victims have few places to turn

Chicago sheriff ordered to end his campaign against Backpage.com

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A federal appeals court in Chicago on Monday ordered Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart to end his campaign against sex trafficking of minors on the classified…

States improve efforts to punish sex traffickers, rescue victims

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | When the advocacy group Shared Hope released its first report card on efforts to combat sex trafficking of America’s children, 26 states received a failing…

 
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