President Donald Trump hands a pen to Yvonne Ambrose who lost her sixteen year-old daughter Desiree Robinson, after signing a new law aim at curbing sex trafficking, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 11, 2018 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a new law aimed at curbing sex trafficking. During a White House signing ceremony Wednesday, the president said the survivors "are very brave." Among those at the ceremony were Trump's daughter, Ivanka, several members of Congress and families of...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government would take modest steps toward hindering money laundering by human traffickers under legislation approved Tuesday by the House as lawmakers found a widely popular cause to tackle in a mostly discordant election year. The bipartisan bill would require an existing...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Pramila Patten attends a special screening of Netflix's"First They Killed My Father" at the DGA theater in New York. The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq says she found "a gross lack" of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists, and survivors she met "were like living corpses." Patten told a news conference Friday, March 9, 2018, that the survivors were released early this year and told her they are confined to camps because of the double stigma of being victims of sexual violence and sexual slavery, and of being associated with IS. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 09, 2018 - 9:30 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for sexual violence in conflict who just returned from Iraq said Friday she found "a gross lack" of support for women and girls who were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State extremists, and survivors she met "were like living corpses." Pramila...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018 file photo, people walk by the U.S. Capitol on the second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington. After last year’s big win on taxes, Republicans controlling Capitol Hill are opting for a scaled-back, controversy-free agenda. President Donald Trump’s trillion dollar-plus plan to boost infrastructure has landed with a thud. Hopes in the House of taking on so-called welfare reform seem likely to fizzle in the Senate. Instead, the GOP-controlled Congress is looking ahead to a year of abbreviated work weeks and low-profile and small-bore initiatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 05, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After last year's successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump's allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, "Not so much." For sure, Republicans in Washington feel good about the effect their overhaul of the nation's tax code is having on the...
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Seth Stokes
February 23, 2018 - 6:00 am
Jasmine Road is South Carolina's first restoration home, helping women who are victims of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
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February 10, 2018 - 9:01 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is reviewing its relationship with the anti-poverty charity Oxfam after a newspaper reported that some members of its staff used prostitutes while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. The U.K.'s Department for International...
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In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, photo, Republican Utah lawmaker Jon Stanard is shown on the House floor at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Stanard has unexpectedly resigned from the Legislature. House Speaker Greg Hughes announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the representative from St. George resigned Tuesday night "due to personal and family concerns." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 09, 2018 - 1:17 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Taxpayer funds were used to pay for at least two hotel rooms that a Utah lawmaker who resigned this week is alleged to have used to meet up with a prostitute last year, according to records a state House of Representatives official found Thursday. After the British newspaper...
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CORRECTS IDENTITY OF MAN PICTURED ON RIGHT SIDE OF BANNER TO LUIS FIGARI - A protest banner that shows an image of Pope Francis, and Luis Figari, the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae founder of the Peru-based Roman Catholic lay movement, with a message that reads in Spanish: "Francisco, here we do have proof", hangs from a building seen along Francis' motorcade, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. An investigation found that Figari sodomized his recruits, forced them to fondle him and one another, liked to watch them "experience pain, discomfort and fear" and humiliated them in front of others. Figari's victims have criticized the Vatican for its years of inaction and for eventually sanctioning him with what they considered a "golden exile" — retirement in Italy at a retreat house. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 22, 2018 - 12:00 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region's politics and denounced a culture of "machismo" in which violence against women is too often tolerated. Yet his latest visit to South America is...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 photo, an undercover sheriff's deputy posing as a prostitute, left, talks with a woman passing by who identified herself as a prostitute in Compton, Calif., a city some 15 miles south of Los Angeles. For hours, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies listen to the same scenario play out over and over: men pull up alongside a woman pacing in front of an abandoned storefront in Compton and proposition her to have sex with him. They soon found themselves in handcuffs. The women were undercover Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies posing as prostitutes in a sting operation aimed at stemming the demand in the commercial sex industry. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
December 18, 2017 - 5:58 pm
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County is trying something new to get women out of the sex trade. The nation's most populous county is widely regarded as the U.S. epicenter for human trafficking, mostly women forced into prostitution. The sheriff's department is aiming to get handcuffs on the...
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A banner reading "justice" opens a rally in Malta to honor an anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed by a car bomb on Oct. 16, in the capital city of Malta, Valletta, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
October 23, 2017 - 11:27 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — An investigative reporter's family appeared in a Malta court on Monday for a libel case against her, a week after she was killed by a car bomb. The husband and the three sons of Daphne Caruana Galizia attended the hearing in a case brought by Malta's economy minister after...
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