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Sex trafficking has two components: human trafficking and sexual slavery. These are reprehensible crimes. The crimes begin when sex traffickers groom or recruit a young woman or person to engage in forced or coerced sex acts. Businesses like hotels, truck stops or massage parlors have long been complicit in these types of crimes. They benefit…

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Human trafficking and sex trafficking are, unfortunately, two of the United States’ largest and fastest growing problems. Millions of women and girls are drawn into this criminal underground system every year. Many are held against their will, moved around under the control of another person or group. As a result of the current spotlight on…

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Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is recognized by the United Nations as a violation of human rights. Trafficking in any form is reprehensible. The National Human Trafficking Hotline defines sex trafficking as “a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform commercial sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Minors under the…

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On Friday, November 8, federal authorities arrested a VA doctor on charges of healthcare fraud and false statements. Javaid Perwaiz, 69, was under investigation by the FBI for nearly a year after receiving a tip from a hospital employee who suspected Perwaiz was performing unnecessary surgeries on his patients. According to an article at ABC…

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If you’ve seen the news over the last several months, then you’re very familiar with the issues surrounding the mysterious vaping-related illness that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now officially named the disease EVALI. It stands for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung…

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Vaping was supposed to be the “next big thing” to help people quit smoking. Instead, vaping has spawned an entirely new, deadly illness all of its own. The new illness, now officially named EVALI, short for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, is causing states to place temporary bans on vaping and product sales…

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Vaping devices have been advertised as a way to help smokers quit smoking and as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco. Of late, vaping has increasingly taken center stage for another reason. It turns out that vaping isn’t all it was cracked up to be. In addition to vaping liquid being just as addictive as…

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It is now painfully clear that vaping is not the safe alternative to smoking. More individual cities and entire states are implementing temporary bans by the day, and even the federal government is looking to restrict the sale and use of flavored e-cigs. At the center of this controversy sits JUUL: a popular vaping device…

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In the 1920s, the federal government initiated a ban on alcohol during prohibition for, among other reasons, health concerns. Almost a full century later, vaping-related health hazards that continue to surface are creating a similar climate of fear with many local governments urging users of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) to quit use immediately. That…

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