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Ronny Marty, who's from the Dominican Republic, came to the U.S. with the promise of a job. He ended up living in a tiny apartment with three men, with most of his earnings going back to his employer. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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A pangolin is released into the wild by officials at a conservation forest in Indonesia in 2013. The animal was among 128 pangolins confiscated by customs officers from a smuggler's boat off Sumatra. Jefri Tarigan/AP hide caption

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The World's Most Trafficked Mammal Is One You May Never Have Heard Of

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Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

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A Bulgarian border policeman stands near a barbed wire wall on the border with Turkey in July 2014. Experts believe that about two-thirds of the heroin that enters Europe comes through Bulgaria, and that a third of that moves on to the United States. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bulgaria Steps Up Efforts Against Drug Trafficking Across Its Borders

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Deuel County Sheriff Adam Hayward shows off a container of confiscated marijuana in Chappell, Neb., in July. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Nebraska Says Colorado Pot Isn't Staying Across The Border

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Brooke Gehring, CEO of Patients Choice and Live Green Cannabis, stands in one of her company's grow houses in Denver. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Colorado's Pot Industry Looks To Move Past Stereotypes

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Policemen show pictures of body parts found in parcels as they address reporters in Bangkok on Monday. Thai police said two Americans who had tried to send the parts to the U.S. had fled the country. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Prostitutes arrested in Guatemala City in 2012, as part of an operation against human trafficking. Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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