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Amsterdam bans tour groups from sex workers’ windows

February 13, 2020

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The local government in Amsterdam has banned guided tours that take groups past the famed windows in the city's red-light district where visitors watch semi-naked sex workers pose.The move announced Thursday is the city government's...

‘QAnon’ conspiracy theory creeps into mainstream politics

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | February 9, 2020

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump was more than halfway through his speech at a rally in Milwaukee when one of his hand gestures caught the eye of a supporter standing in the packed arena.The 51-year-old woman believed the president had traced...

Nevada airport pulls magazine over cover story about brothel

January 31, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A women's lifestyle magazine was pulled from its advertising racks at a Nevada airport after it ran a cover story about a brothel near Reno, airport officials said.Bliss Life magazine featured the Mustang Ranch Brothel and its workers...

FCC: At least 1 phone company broke law by sharing location

By MATT O'BRIEN | January 31, 2020

At least one U.S. phone company likely broke the law by sharing data that can pinpoint the location of smartphone users, the Federal Communications Commission said Friday.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to Congress that one or more wireless companies...

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

By DEEPTI HAJELA | January 27, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.Speaking at a news conference...

In Brief: One count of prostitution found

By Northern Star Staff | April 27, 2017

DeKALB — DeKalb Police Department officials made an arrest after an undercover officer was invited into the home of a DeKalb resident to exchange money for a sex act.Jessica Olson, 30, of DeKalb, advertised herself on a website called backpage.com,...

Alumna’s business focuses on history of prostitution in Bellingham

By Jack Manning | November 21, 2013

Alumna Melissa McGrath spoke Wednesday night about the business she founded and the history of Bellingham, Wash., the town she lives in.McGrath and a friend, Sara Holodnick, started a business, Good Time Girls, in Bellingham. They give tours of the town...

We must do all we can to end human trafficking

We must do all we can to end human trafficking

By Nathan Fulkerson | March 21, 2011

Slavery never ended; it just put on a new face. There are an estimated 27 million people worldwide subjected to modern-day slavery, better known as human trafficking. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of NIU's Wesley Foundation and the Atheists, Agnostics...