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Joy, And New Hope, For All Families Of The Missing

For parents of missing children, the world can be filled with the most horrific imaginings. Those imaginings were replaced by hope Monday when news broke that three young women were rescued in Cleveland. "We were like a bunch of little kids on Christmas morning," one mother said.
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Obama Says U.S. And South Korea Stand Firm Against Pyongyang

The president says he has never spoken directly to the North Korean leader, but that he and South Korean President Park Geun-hye remain open to talks.
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A Look Ahead To The Future Of New Orleans

Music has been key to New Orleans' recovery since Hurricane Katrina. At Jazz and Heritage Fest 2013, Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, got the coveted closing act spot. Andrews and Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, talk about personal transitions and changes in their hometown.
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The Cleveland Case And Missing Persons Investigations

Three women who disappeared almost a decade ago in Cleveland were found Monday night not far from where they had each been taken. They were discovered by a neighbor who heard screaming. Too often, cases like this unsolved indefinitely with no known crime scene, no witnesses, and no leads.
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Feds Say Debt Settlement Firm Defrauded 'Financially Desperate'

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says Mission Settlement Agency "systematically exploited and defrauded" its clients.
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Shaping 'Teenage Diaries': Intimacies, Difficulties, Life

In 1996, independent producer Joe Richman gave tape recorders to a group of teens and let them report on their lives. "There is something magical about handing someone a tape recorder, because you never know what will happen," he says. Last year, he tracked down some of the diarists and let them do it again.

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