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In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Keith Raniere (center) sits with his attorneys, Paul DerOhannesian (left) and Marc Agnifilo during closing arguments Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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LGBTQ, immigrant rights and criminal justice reform groups, launched a coalition, Decrim NY, in February to decriminalize the sex trade in New York. Erik McGregor/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Some Activists Say It's Time

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Clare Bronfman (left) leaves federal court in New York on Tuesday after being charged in connection with NXIVM. An heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune, Bronfman was released on a $100 million bond. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Training on how to spot human trafficking is given not only to doctors and nurses but also to registration and reception staff, social workers and security guards. A-Digit/Getty Images hide caption

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A Nigerian sex worker in Italy waits for clients. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

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Italian Cops Try To Stop A Sex Trafficking Gang Called Black Axe

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A screenshot of Backpage.com says federal law enforcement authorities seized the website as part of an enforcement action by the FBI and other agencies. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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From left: Malebogo Molefhe, who uses a wheelchair because she was shot by her boyfriend, is a winner of the U.S. State Department's 2017 International Women of Courage award. Dr. Eqbal Dauqan, shown in a lab at University Kebangsaan Malaysia, won a scholarship for refugees. Mira Rai of Nepal, one of the world's top ultrarunners, was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. From left: Ryan Eskalis/NPR; Sanjit Das/for NPR; and Richard Bull. hide caption

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From left: Ryan Eskalis/NPR; Sanjit Das/for NPR; and Richard Bull.

Cyntoia Brown is pictured in a still from the 2011 documentary Me Facing Life: The Cyntoia Brown Story. Her case is renewing questions about how child sex trafficking victims are treated by the justice system. Courtesy Daniel H. Birman Productions hide caption

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The website Backpage has removed adult advertisements. A Senate report last year accused the website of being a forum for child sex trafficking. Backpage/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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This photo released by the Texas Office of the Attorney General shows Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage, a classifieds website that allows users to post escort ads. Ferrer was arrested Thursday on felony pimping charges. Texas Office of the Attorney General via AP hide caption

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