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FBI: Operation Rescues 105 Sexually Exploited Children

The FBI says it also arrested more than 150 alleged pimps in 76 U.S. cities during Operation Cross Country VII.

U.S. Beats Panama, 1-0, To Win Gold Cup Title

The U.S. men's soccer team was stymied by Panama's efficient defense and their own tight play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final for more than an hour Sunday, but it took less than one minute for substitute Brek Shea to enter the game and tap the match's lone goal into the net.

Alberto Gonzales: Voting Rights Laws 'Have to Be Reasonable'

The U.S. Justice Department is coming after states like Texas for their voting laws. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to hear his thoughts.

Fight Over Voting Rights Reignites

Changes to voting laws have been gaining steam ever since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Allison Riggs, attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice about what the current fight looks like.

'Moral Monday' Movement Ends In North Carolina

Liberal North Carolinians have been holding weekly demonstrations called 'Moral Mondays' to protest Republican legislative actions. Reverend William Barber, organizer of the events and president of the North Carolina NAACP, talks about out what's next, now that legislators are wrapping up their session.

Farm To Fido: Dog Food Goes Local

Feeding your pooch with locally sourced meats and vegetables may seem like the culinary equivalent of a Versace pet bowl. But producers of this posh-sounding pet food say it can cut down on food waste and help farmers.

Amazon Says It Will Hire More Than 5,000 Workers In U.S.

Many of the new jobs will be at order-fulfillment centers that are spread across more than 10 states, the company says.

Hawaii Starts Feeling Effects Of Tropical Storm Flossie

Flossie could become the first tropical cyclone in recorded history to hit the Big Island head on. It is the first to make landfall on the islands since 1992.

A New App Will Let You Share Your Leftovers With Strangers

As part of a bid to reduce wasted food, two former college roommates have come up with Leftover Swap, an app in which you post photos of leftovers for other users to claim.

Man Approaches 3 Million Miles On Volvo

Irv Gordon was a young high school teacher when he bought his Volvo P1800 coupe in 1966. The Long Island resident has since driven almost 3 million miles in that car.