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August 10, 2013

Not Quite What You Think: Lives Surrounding Prostitution

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy Merlin Agcamaran

At this moment, the United Nations estimates there are 2.5 million people who are deprived of their liberty and trafficked around the world. Regarding the United States, approximately 300,000 American children are victims of human trafficking and UNICEF reports that 50-60% of children trafficked worldwide are under the age of 16. The organization ECPAT, devoted to ending child prostitution and trafficking, estimates that 25% of international ‘sex tourists’ are Americans. The human trafficking industry is the second most profitable industry behind drugs as reported by Prostitutionresearch.org.

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August 10, 2013

Living Wage Bill an Imposition

walmart_iconBy Matthew Moses

Owners and managers of a business should have the last word in how they want to run their operations.  Regardless if the business is a small ‘mom and pop’ store or a large corporation, if they are following the laws they should not be told how to conduct themselves by an outside entity. Well this is exactly what is happening in Washington D.C. A ‘living wage’ bill has been passed by the Council members in the District at a vote of 8 to 5 and now currently awaits the approval of Mayor Vincent C. Gray and then a congressional review period.

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