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Finding And Stopping Child Sex Trafficking

The FBI recently rescued more than 100 children from prostitution, and arrested over 150 pimps who allegedly trafficked them. Host Michel Martin learns more about child sex trafficking, and attempts to fight it, from NPR Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson and Malika Saada Saar of Rights4Girls.
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Want To Be A Morning Person? Take A Few Tips From Campers

A week out in nature — away from electrical lights — quickly resets the body's internal clock, scientists say. And it helps night owls who have problems waking up be more alert in the morning. The findings suggest some easy ways to help everyone hop out of bed with more energy.
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Elderly Couple's Tale Of Abuse Not So Uncommon

The day Jeannie Beidler came home to find her grandparents decaying in their own waste was the saddest day of her life. It's not as uncommon as one would think.
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Shock Trauma Docs Grapple With Real-Life Medical Drama

We'll tour the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, which treats more than 8,000 severely injured patients each year.

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When Fleeing Zombies (Or Flu), Cooperation Saves Lives

Acting altruistically rather than selfishly is what makes quarantines successful in stopping disease outbreaks. But an analysis by scientists at MIT finds that commuting patterns also could play a big role in how infectious diseases spread.
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This Week On Metro Connection: Hall Of Fame

We'll reach into the Metro Connection archives this week and bring you some of our favorite stories from the past year.

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Tampon Marketing Gets Real For The Social Media Age

An online video spot for HelloFlo breaks the familiar mold of cheesy tampon commercials in a clever way. Ad watchers say it's a reflection of the open, transparent conversations spurred by social media.
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Potential Treatment For Snakebites Leads To A Paralyzing Test

Many people who die of venomous snakebites never make it to a hospital. A San Francisco doctor came up with what he thinks may be a workaround to save those lives. But he had to test it first.
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Nurse Charged With Assisting In Her Father's Death

A Philadelphia woman who allegedly gave her 93-year-old father a vial of morphine is facing prosecution in Pennsylvania. Most state laws prohibit assisted suicide, but prosecutions are becoming increasingly rare.
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Weekly Innovation: A Better Travel Neck Pillow

It's called the Nap Anywhere, and the doctor who invented it promises it's far more comfortable — and easier to pack — than the standard inflatable U-shaped travel pillow you know well.

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