This recap of the 2013 News Digest provides brief descriptions of major human trafficking stories reported in the popular press during 2013 and compiled by the Center for Public Policy Studies. Click to read more about these important topics covered by the referenced publications.

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News Digest: December 24, 2013
Fox News: 20 Cases of Child Trafficking Investigated in Kentucky in Four-Month Period (December 23, 2013)
Toronto Star: Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Federal Prostitution Laws (December 20, 2013)
Catholic Online: Human Trafficking Becomes Rife in Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan (December 23, 2013)

News Digest: December 6, 2013
Chicago Tribune: Ex-Prostitute Testifies in Sex Trafficking Trial (December 4, 2013)
Thomas Reuters Foundation: What Do Trafficking Survivors Need to Rebuild Their Lives? (December 5, 2013)
Marion Star: Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Stalls in Senate (December 3, 2013)

News Digest: November 19, 2013
The Chicago Tribune: Suburban Man the First Charged With Labor-Trafficking Offense in Cook County (November 19, 2013)
The Dallas Morning News: Cornyn Joins Bipartisan Effort to Fight Human Trafficking (November 19, 2013)
The LA Times: Del Monte to Pay $1.2 Million to 100 Thai Farmworkers (November 19, 2013)

News Digest: November 7, 2013
The Seattle Times: Sex-Trafficking App to Tip Off Police (October 30, 2013)
Midland Daily News: Michigan on Right Track in Human Trafficking Battle (November 8, 2013)
The Denver Post: Western Union and Homeland Security Team Up to Combat Human Trafficking (November 6, 2013)

News Digest: October 21, 2013
The Washington Post: Federal Investigators Enlist Veterans in Fight Against Online Child Predators (October 18, 2013)
The Guardian: 29 Million People Enslaved, Says First Global Index on Slavery (October 17, 2013)
The BBC: Human Trafficking: Why Do So Many Victims Refuse Help (October 17, 2013)

News Digest: September 30, 2013
The New York Times: With Special Courts, State Aims to Steer Women Away from Sex Trade (September 25, 2013)
The Guardian: ‘Modern-Day Slavery’ in Qatar: There’s Bad and Good News (September 27, 2013)
Detroit Free Press: Bills Target Human Trafficking in Michigan, Help for Victims (September 26, 2013)

News Digest: September 15, 2013
The Washington Post: Who’s a Victims? More Law Enforcers Treating Homegrown Prostitution as Human Sex Trafficking (August 29, 2013)
The El Paso Times: Plan for Human Trafficking Bill to be Discussed in Houston (September 5, 2013)
KETK News: Texas Attorney General Releases Human Trafficking Prevention Manual (September 6, 2013)

News Digest: August 20, 2013
The Washington Post: Human Trafficking Around the World (August 17, 2013)
USA Today:
Dozens of States Pass Laws to Fight Human Trafficking (August 15, 2013)
ABA Journal:
Human Trafficking Must End, Says Justice Kennedy at ABA’s Opening Assembly (August 11, 2013)

News Digest: August 10, 2013
The Boulder Weekly: Nationwide Sting Recovers More Than 100 Trafficked Children, 9 from Denver (August 1, 2013)
Time (World): Mexican Drug Cartels’ Other Business: Sex Trafficking (July 31, 2013)
The Greenwich Time: Advocates Clash Over Sex Trafficking Treatment (August 8, 2013)

News Digest: July 14, 2013
The Washington Post: Kenyan Woman Hails CA Bus, Leads Police to Saudi Charged with Human Trafficking (July 11, 2013)
US News and World Report: Study: At Least 100,000 Children in US Sex Trade (July 8, 2013)
The Detroit News: Sex-Trafficking Victim in Michigan Gets Chance at Citizenship (July 8, 2013)

News Digest: July 1, 2013
The Washington Post: Maryland Man Sentenced for Role in Prostitution Ring (June 26, 2013)
The New York Times: Housekeeper in New Jersey Accuses Peruvian Diplomat of Human Trafficking (June 25, 2013)
CNN: Mexico: 46 Women Rescued After Sex Trafficking Bust (July 1, 2013)

News Digest: June 7, 2013
The Washington Post: High School Cheerleader in Suburban Minneapolis Accused of Prostituting Younger Student (June 4, 2013)
The Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta Firms Join Human Trafficking (May 21, 2013)
The FBI: Members of International Sex Trafficking Ring Indicted (May 21, 2013)

News Digest: May 26, 2013
The Washington Post: Dozens of Indian Guest Workers Sue Alabama-Based Company Over Human Trafficking Claims (May 21, 2013)
Lincoln Journal Star: Lawmakers Advance Human Trafficking Bill (May 23, 2013)
Huffington Post: New Study Reveals Vulnerability of Homeless Youth to Trafficking (May 24, 2013)

News Digest: May 12, 2013
The Washington Post: Baltimore Officer Charged with Human Trafficking (May 10, 2013)
Reuters: Banks Can Help to Stop Human Trafficking (April 25, 2013)
The Albany Tribune: Oregon Senate Adopts Bill Aimed at Human Trafficking (April 30, 2013)