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U.S. Wants Global Trafficking Report To Hit Home

The State Department official in charge of the office that monitors and combats human trafficking says slavery affects several industries, including fishing, and several countries, including the U.S. He wants consumers to ask: "How can I actually do something about it?"

After A Marine's Suicide, A Family Recalls Missed Red Flags

When Nicholas Rodriguez returned from Afghanistan in 2010, his mother and stepfather had never heard of post-traumatic stress disorder. It was only after Nick killed himself that they learned the warning signs and realized he needed help dealing with his combat experience.

Tropical Storm Barry Heads Toward Mexico, Forecasters Say

The National Hurricane Center says the second named storm of the 2013 hurricane season is heading west toward southern Mexico.

To Arm, Or Not To Arm The Syrian Rebels?

The White House says the United States will arm Syrian rebels, but a new poll shows most Americans don't like the idea. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Shadi Hamid of The Brookings Institution, about America's current and future involvement in Syria.

Just Washed Your Car? Try Speeding To Dry It

Police in Canada say a man was driving 112 MPH on a highway south of Black Diamond, Alberta. In court, the man explained that he had just washed his car, and was simply speeding in order to dry it off.

Obama To Renew Call To Reduce Nuclear Weapons

President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday before giving a speech at Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate. Fifty years ago next week, President Kennedy declared his support for the citizens of West Germany in his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech.

U.S. To Test The Waters With Iran's New President Rohani

Iran's newly elected president is signaling he might take a more pragmatic, moderate approach to nuclear negotiations with major world powers. But there's a lot of debate in Washington policy circles about what Hassan Rohani's election might mean for the U.S.

Boehner Seeks To Reassure House GOP On Immigration

House Speaker John Boehner strongly suggested he would abide by the Hastert rule on immigration legislation, meaning no floor vote unless a majority of House Republicans backed the bill.

The 'Standing Man' Of Turkey: Act Of Quiet Protest Goes Viral

After police broke up the protests in Turkey's Taksim Square over the weekend, a new protest has sprung up — but this one is still and silent. A lone man stood motionless in the square for six hours overnight, and soon many others decided to join the "standing man."

Obama's Unplanned NSA Discussion

President Obama didn't expect he'd need to have a "national conversation" about government data-gathering.