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A heavy toll for the victims of human trafficking

Their descent into prostitution followed different paths but ended up in the same nightmare: abuse, drugs and fear.

One-time Senate candidate in Tennessee accused of trying to have uncle killed

 A former U.S. Senate candidate from Tennessee was arrested after allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, CNN affiliate WJHL reports.

Police: 8-year old intentionally kills his grandmother

Investigators believe an 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed his 90-year-old grandmother on Thursday evening after playing a violent video game.

Ballmer: No retirement pay but still crazy rich

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer won't be heading out with a big retirement package -- or any package at all. But hey: He's still one of the richest people in the world.

Obama plans to embrace a hero at the White House

President Barack Obama said he plans to invite Antoinette Tuff to visit the White House. Tuff is the hero bookkeeper who talked a suspect into surrendering during a Georgia school shooting Tuesday.

Florida boy, 12, dies from brain-eating parasite

Zachary Reyna, a 12-year-old Florida boy stricken with a brain-eating parasite, has died, according to a post Saturday on a Facebook page that's been providing detailed updates from the boy's family.

3 dead, 2 injured after Florida shooting spree

A man shot four co-workers -- two of them fatally -- in northern Florida on Saturday before shooting and killing himself, said a law enforcement authority with detailed knowledge of the case.

Arias attorneys want no live TV coverage of penalty retrial

Jodi Arias' attorneys have filed a motion to limit or ban live TV coverage of her upcoming penalty-phase retrial.

Obama's 'Schoolhouse Rock' lesson for Congress

 President Barack Obama invoked a beloved children's cartoon to try to educate Congress on how to pass a budget.