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  • Frankel and Deutch seek info to quell `human trafficking'

    Frankel and Deutch seek info to quell `human trafficking'
     Some of the temporary foreign workers who are brought to Florida to harvest crops are being exploited by human traffickers and abusive employers who treat them as sex slaves or thrust them into other degrading roles, U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Ted Deutch said on Thursday.
  • Florida attorney general enlists help of doctors in human-trafficking battle

    Florida attorney general enlists help of doctors in human-trafficking battle
    She was just a child of 13. A prostitute. And an apparent victim of human trafficking. Last September in Boynton Beach, the girl told investigators how she fell into a relationship with a 27-year-old man and was lured into a life of prostitution....

    Same-sex marriage foes are fearful of change

    The rhetoric of the gay marriage debate is the soundtrack of evolution. Every time America has evolved — gotten closer to her higher self — there have been those fighting to maintaining the status quo. Conservatives engaged in the losing...

    Science fiction roundup: 'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie, others

    Science fiction roundup: 'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie, others
    Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, Del Rey, 337 pages, $26 Joe Abercrombie is a best-selling figure in the school of dark, brutal and often antiheroic fantasy sometimes called "grimdark" (in fact @LordGrimdark is his Twitter handle). The premier...

    Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while...