June 19th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

U.S. downgrades Russia, China for anti-trafficking efforts

Russia and China were downgraded to bottom tier nations for their efforts to fight human trafficking, by a U.S. government report.

In the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, China and Russia were relegated to Tier 3 - the lowest of four rankings which names countries whose governments do not fully comply with minimum anti-trafficking standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.

The classification includes countries like Iran, North Korea and Zimbabwe, and Tier 3 countries are open to sanctions from the U.S. government. FULL POST

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June 19th, 2013
03:02 PM ET

Agents racing to save girl had one blurred clue

Federal agents watched in horror as an unknown male in an internet photo appealed for stomach-churning advice - how to rape the child beside him. And as the clock ticked, their only clue to track the pair down was a blurred road sign.

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