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After the verdicts, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Erica MacDonald called the sex trafficking operation one of largest, most sophisticated transnational sex rings ever dismantled on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Five people on trial for an alleged ring that prosecutors said sold Thai women for sex in the U.S. were convicted Wednesday on sex trafficking charges. (Stephen Montemayor/Star Tribune via AP)
Federal jury convicts 5 in Thai sex trafficking trialFive people have been convicted in an alleged ring that sold Thai women for sex in the United States.
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3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mineAuthorities say three people missing since last weekend have been found alive in an underground coal mine in southern West Virginia
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Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh presides over Jesse Osborne's guilty plea to two charges of murder at the Anderson County Courthouse on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Anderson, S.C. Osborne faces 30 years to life in prison without parole when McIntosh sentences him later for killing his father in their home and a 6-year-old student outside at recess at Townville Elementary School in Sept. 2016, when Osborne was 14 years old. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)
SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boyA teen has pleaded guilty to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at a South Carolina elementary school
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Senate panel hears of Native women's deaths, disappearancesThe sister of a missing Blackfeet woman in Montana tells U.S. senators that dysfunctional investigations into missing persons' cases have troubled numerous Native American families
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Military spokesman says rescuers have recovered a pilot in unknown condition after an aircraft crashed in the oceanMilitary spokesman says rescuers have recovered a pilot in unknown condition after an aircraft crashed in the ocean
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A driver slowly passes plows clearing Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Several Southern states hit hard by a wintry storm were gradually warming Tuesday, but forecasters warned that temperatures in many areas will plunge below freezing again Tuesday night. That will refreeze the melting snow, making some roads treacherous. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
The Latest: Officials reduce North Carolina storm death tollOfficials in North Carolina have revised downward the death toll related to this week's severe weather
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Authorities say 3 people who had been missing since weekend found alive at a nonoperational coal mine in West VirginiaAuthorities say 3 people who had been missing since weekend found alive at a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia
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Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes stand alongside attorney Rusty Hardin outside the Bob Casey Federal courthouse in Houston after they were sentenced to federal prison on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018. The wealthy Brazilian couple were sentenced to minimal U.S. prison terms for helping their daughter keep her son in Brazil for the past five years in violation of the terms of her divorce to the boy's American father. (Gabrielle Banks/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson's abductionA Brazilian couple have been sentenced to minimal U.S. prison terms for helping their daughter keep her son in Brazil for the past five years in violation of the terms of her divorce to the boy's American father
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This Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 booking photo providing by McKinley County Adult Detention Center shows Tyrell Bitsilly, 21. His girlfriend Shayanne Nelson's 8-month-old girl is fighting for her life after police say her 3-year-old brother accidentally shot her in the face Saturday in a Gallup, N.M., motel room while Nelson and Bitsilly were in a shower. Nelson and Bitsilly face child abuse charges. (McKinley County Adult Detention Center via AP)
Bail reduced for mother of New Mexico infant shot in faceA judge reduced bail for the mother of an 8-month-old girl who police say was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel
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Alleged Copper Scavengers Lost in West Virginia MineRescue teams in West Virginia on Wednesday continued to search for three people believed to be lost in an abandoned coal mine, KTRK reports. “I want my daughter out,” Randy Williams, father of Kayla Williams, tells ABC . Kayla Williams, 25; Erica Treadway, 31; and Cody Beverly, 21, reportedly entered the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, David Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media Inc., addresses those attending the Shape & Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party in New York. The parent company of magazines including the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and In Touch has admitted to engaging in a journalistically dubious practice known as “catch-and-kill” in order to help Donald Trump become president. (Marion Curtis via AP, File)
National Enquirer owner admits it buried stories for TrumpFederal prosecutors said Wednesday they will not charge the parent company of the National Enquirer for an illegal hush-money payment
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Obstruction charges filed against troopers over beatingTwo former North Carolina state troopers accused of beating a pedestrian face new charges that they tried to obstruct the investigation
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