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With A Phone Call, Truckers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

The scores of truckers on America's roads see and hear a lot, so they're in a position to notice when something at a rest stop doesn't look right. That's why people who fight sex trafficking of underage kids are enlisting drivers to help.
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Tigers Sweep Yankees To Advance To The World Series

The Tigers won 8-1 for a four-game sweep of the American League championship series. It's their second trip to the World Series in seven years. They'll face either defending champions St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
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Underdog Democrat Is Keeping Things Close In Nevada Senate Race

It's not just the presidential contest that's being watched in swing state Nevada. GOP Sen. Dean Heller's race against Democrat Shelley Berkley is also seen as a tossup. That's a bit of a surprise for Republicans, who have counted on retaining the seat as they try to build a Senate majority.
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Evaporated Cane Juice: Sugar In Disguise?

Some food companies are using the term "evaporated cane juice" on their ingredients list instead of sugar. But the Food and Drug Administration says the term can mislead consumers into thinking it's not sugar, and has advised companies not to use it.
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Winter Outlook: Drought Likely To Persist

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center has released its winter outlook. It says chances are good that some parts of the nation hit hard this year by dry and drought-like conditions won't be getting a "normal" amount of precipitation.
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Mississippi Queen: My Race Wasn't A Factor In Homecoming Title

Courtney Pearson is the first African-American woman to be elected homecoming queen at the University of Mississippi. She says race didn't come up during her campaign. Neither did her size. Only afterward did she hear some cruel comments about her full figure.
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Top Five Myths of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted

While there's hot debate over whether genetically modified food should be labeled or is killing us, there are some questions we can definitely answer. We're putting a stop to some of the myths about genetically modified seeds and when farmers can be sued over them.
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50 Years Later, Ole Miss Crowns Homecoming History

Courtney Pearson has made history by becoming the first African-American homecoming queen at the University of Mississippi. Host Michel Martin speaks with the young woman about her victory, and what it says about Ole Miss 50 years after riots broke out when the school was forced to integrate.

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