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News
by The Editors
Posted 3/26/20, 03:23 pm

“Did you ever wonder how you would have acted if you had been caught up in one of those difficult times in history—the American Revolution, the flu of 1918? Do you hope you would have been one of the brave, helpful ones? Here’s your chance.”

Seattle, Wash., writer Christy Karras on the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Farewell to a music legend

News
by The Editors
Posted 3/26/20, 03:01 pm

Died

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Modern-day slaves

International
by The Editors
Posted 3/26/20, 02:58 pm

40.3 million

The number of slaves in the world, according to the Walk Free Foundation’s 2018 Global Slavery Index. The total number of slaves included 24.9 million persons working in forced labor (including those trafficked for sex) and 15.4 million persons in forced marriages. The United States was rated as low in terms of numbers of slaves and as strong in terms of government responses. However, the United States ranked the highest in terms of imports of products at risk of being produced by slave labor, with $144 billion in such imports.

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