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  • **FILE** A burned-out van sits in an Arizona wildlife refuge near Mexico, revealing an ominous dimension of cross-border human trafficking. (Associated Press)

    Human-trafficking hotline calls show 'groundswell of interest'

    Human trafficking has been described by the Justice Department as "a big moneymaker for criminals and a scourge to society" and a group that seeks to help those caught in its grips says the number of callers to its national hotline identifying themselves as victims is increasing — and that's good.


  • Lincoln's Cottage in DC tackles modern slavery

    The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


  • **FILE** The Google logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Associated Press)

    Google donating $11.5M to fight modern slavery

    Tech giant Google announced Wednesday it is donating $11.5 million to several coalitions fighting to end the modern-day slavery of some 27 million people around the world.


  • Google donating $11.5M to fight modern slavery

    Tech giant Google announced Wednesday it is donating $11.5 million to several coalitions fighting to end the modern-day slavery of some 27 million people around the world.


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