Oakland, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been dubbed by the FBI as a "high-intensity child prostitution area." Oakland officials say that a third of teenage girls working in prostitution there were abducted and forced onto the streets, and 61 percent of teen prostitutes say they were raped as children.
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Howard Jacobson is the author of several novels, including Who's Sorry Now and The Making of Henry. His latest novel, The Finkler Question, recently won the Booker Prize.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge N. Randy Smith hears arguments Monday in San Francisco. Monday's hearing was just the latest twist in the long legal battle over California's ban on same-sex marriage.
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Soldiers from the Army's 101st Airborne Division walk along high mud walls in a village in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. The Obama administration later this month will release its annual review of the war strategy. Afghanistan's history does not offer encouragement.
Sierra Club activists wearing flags, representing more than 20 countries, take part in a protest by hiding their heads in the sand in Cancun last week. The group said countries participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun are not doing enough to stop climate change.
Oysterman Mitch Jurisich steers a small boat around his family's oyster beds off the coast of Empire, La. He hasn't harvested many oysters since oil from the BP spill drifted into the area in June.
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is among the subjects of U.S. diplomatic cables about Latin America leaked by WikiLeaks. Some of the cables speculated about the mental and physical health of regional leaders, such as Fernandez de Kirchner.
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