Widespread Flooding, Dozens of Water Rescues Reported in Houston Area

In this aerial photo, homes are surrounded by floodwaters from the nearby Sabine River following recent heavy rains, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Deweyville, Texas. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Drenching rains force scores of rescues in Oklahoma City

A car drives past a damaged awning of a gas station during a thunder storm in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said at least 15 highways have been closed across the state due to high water from the recent flooding. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP)


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With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

Women and children who were rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Boko Haram extremists at Sambisa Forest register their names upon their arrival at a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday May 2, 2015. They were among a group of 275 people rescued from Boko Haram extremists, the first to arrive at the refugee camp Saturday after a three-day journey to safety. Nigerian military said it has rescued more than 677 girls and women and destroyed more than a dozen insurgent camps in the past week. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Italy ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds

Ferry on fire

Passengers have made desperate calls for a speedy rescue.

Ships and helicopters are taking part in a major rescue operation after an Italian ferry carrying 478 people caught fire around 40 nautical miles north-west of Corfu

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Texas flooding kills 2, prompts dozens of rescues

Texas Storms

A man walks with two dogs through floodwaters on Quicksilver Boulevard in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, after heavy overnight rains brought flooding to the area. The National Weather Service said more than a foot of rain fell in Central Texas, including up to 14 inches in nearby Wimberley, since rainstorms began Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)

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FBI rescues over 100 child sex trafficking victims

Weekend crackdown on child sex trafficking recovers 100 missing and exploited children and results in 150 arrests of pimps and madams.

Child sex trafficking crackdown: Video grab shows arrest in Atlantic City


WASHINGTON — The FBI said Monday that it had recovered over 100 victims of child prostitution and arrested 150 pimps in a nationwide operation cracking down on underage sex trafficking.

At a Monday press conference, officials said that the weekend raids involved more than 12,000 law enforcement personnel from more than 450 state and local agencies in 76 cities and towns. The victims were girls as young as 13, many of whom had been lured from foster care or broken homes into lives of sexual abuse, torture and prostitution.

The trafficking involved selling underage girls for sex on online classified sites like Backpage.com, at highway truck stops and at sporting events including the NCAA basketball finals and the Super Bowl.

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