Human Trafficking In The U.S.: One Woman's Story

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John Limbert stepped down Friday as head of the State Department's Iran desk. In 1979, Limbert was one of 52 Americans taken hostage during the Islamic Revolution. He was held for more than a year. Brad Horn/NPR hide caption

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Diplomat: 'Ghosts In The Room' Plague U.S., Iran

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Syria, Saudi Arabia Brace For Strife In Lebanon

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Mexico's Drug War More Sophisticated, Deadlier

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Lebanese President Michel Suleiman (center) receives Saudi King Abdullah (left) and Syrian President Bashar Assad upon their arrival at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, on Friday. The leaders of Syria and Saudi Arabia launched an unprecedented effort Friday to defuse fears of violence over upcoming indictments in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

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In Rare Summit, Arab Rivals Try To Ease Tension

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Jewish Women Fight For Equality At Jerusalem Western Wall

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Floods Paralyze Pakistan

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Former Chenzhou city anti-corruption official Zeng Jinchun stands trial in Changsha, the capital of China's Hunan province, in 2008. He was convicted of corruption, sentenced to death, and is now awaiting execution. Similar corruption scandals have occurred across China. xinhuanet.com hide caption

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China's Hidden Economy Of Graft Undermines State

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Bindu Ahlawadi gets used to meals for one at a pay-for-stay home in New Delhi. Her daughter lives in Pittsburgh. Courtesy of Bishan Samaddar hide caption

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India: No Country For Old People?

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Pentagon Slams Leak Of Afghan War Reports

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Chinese paramilitary officers march in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing during a rehearsal for China's 60th anniversary celebrations last year. A consequence of China's military modernization program is that some veterans have been left behind, which has led them to protest their condition. Once the backbone of the communist revolution, soldiers are now considered among the groups that should be suppressed. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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Beijing Wary Of Rising Tide Of Veterans' Discontent

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A man walks through a Beijing building formerly used as a secret detention center in 2009. In these "black jails," Chinese citizens are held, forcibly restrained and sometimes beaten to prevent them from lodging formal complaints with the central government. Elizabeth Dalziel/AP hide caption

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Secret Jails Used To Enforce China's 'Hidden Rules'

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U.S. Steps Up Pressure On Iraq Stalemate

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U.S. Turns Up Heat On Internet Imam Awlaki

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Workboats operate near the Transocean Development Drilling Rig II at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Oil Industry Rethinks Cost, Risk Of Drilling In U.S.

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