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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a travesty that many consider a problem of the past, or at least one limited to outside the United States. Unfortunately, in …

Human Rights

Two Long Beach men convicted of human trafficking and pimping

Two Long Beach men have been found guilty of human trafficking and pimping several women, one of whom was a teenager, authorities said Monday.<p>A jury found Lebrette Stacey Winn, 23, and Eric James Avery, 25, guilty last week of multiple felony charges. Winn was also found guilty of pandering, …

Putin Wishes Obama Happy Fourth of July

Russian President Vladmir Putin called for improved relations between the United States and Russia in a surprise statement wishing President Barack …

Russia

America Is No Longer As Alarming To Its Foes Or Reassuring To Its Friends

America's allies are nervous. With Russia grabbing territory, China bullying its neighbours and Syria murdering its people, many are asking: where is Globocop? Under what circumstances will America act to deter troublemakers? What, ultimately, would America fight for?<p>The answer to this question …

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

<b>A few years ago, Chile's leading newspaper El Mercurio published a big article on the 10 biggest problems facing Easter Island, the remote Chilean outpost in the South Pacific.</b><p>They included dengue fever, the lack of a decent hospital, a steady accumulation of garbage, over-fishing, the arrival of …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

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The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

Immigration reform gets push from tech industry

Mark Zuckerberg has spent much of the past year getting involved in political issues, from education in New Jersey to infrastructure development in Africa. His most prominent action is likely to come on immigration reform, which Facebook's founder is pushing through the FWD.us group he formed last …

Immigration Reform

Obama Has A Tea Party Cousin — And He's Running For Senate

Another member of the Obama family wants to come to Washington. But don't expect the president to campaign for him.<p>Milton Wolf, a distant cousin of President Obama's, announced Tuesday he will run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, challenging three-term Sen. Pat Roberts in the Republican …