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Brazilians Funneled as 'Slaves' by U.S. Church, Ex-Members Say

Brazilians Funneled as 'Slaves' by U.S. Church, Ex-Members Say

By Mitch Weiss, Holbrook Mohr, and Peter Prengaman | Jul 28
An Associated Press investigation has found that Word of Faith Fellowship used its two church branches in Latin America's largest nation to siphon a steady flow of young laborers.

Amazon Goes on Hiring Spree as Labor Market Tightens

Amazon Goes on Hiring Spree as Labor Market Tightens

Jul 27
Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them. The company on Wednesday said that it's looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the U.S.

Black Women Picking Up Firearms for Self-Defense

Black Women Picking Up Firearms for Self-Defense

By Lisa Marie Pane | Jul 27
Marchelle Tigner, known to her students and others as "Tig," is on a mission: To train at least 1 million women how to shoot a firearm.

Robots, Race Cars and Weather: Girl Scouts Offer New Badges

Robots, Race Cars and Weather: Girl Scouts Offer New Badges

By Leanne Italie | Jul 27
Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

Investigator: Driver Part of Larger Human-Smuggling Scheme

Investigator: Driver Part of Larger Human-Smuggling Scheme

By Frank Bajak, Nomaan Merchant, and Juan A. Lozano | Jul 27
Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle.

Jury Set to Hear Closing Arguments in 'Pharma Bro' Fraud Case

Jury Set to Hear Closing Arguments in 'Pharma Bro' Fraud Case

Jul 27
Prosecutors say Shkreli is a con man who repeatedly lied to rich investors in two hedge funds he ran into the ground. The defense says he's a misunderstood "genius" who ended up making money for his alleged victims.

Grab Builds War Chest In a Fight for Car-Share Dominance

Grab Builds War Chest In a Fight for Car-Share Dominance

Jul 26
The taxi app Grab has been given an additional $2 billion in financing, revealing the intense competition among car services in Asia that have forced companies like Uber to take a back seat to rivals with extremely deep-pockets.

Marijuana Business Offers Weed for Weeds on Cleanup Day

Marijuana Business Offers Weed for Weeds on Cleanup Day

Jul 26
A medical marijuana businessman in Maine is offering weed for weeds in a program to encourage Gardiner residents to clean up their city.

Smugglers Offer Crammed Big Rigs as 'VIP Treatment' to U.S.

By Elliot Spagat | Jul 26
Truck drivers are low-level cogs in a big machine, recruited in the U.S. at casinos and other places where smuggling organizations look for people who are down on their luck, desperate for quick cash and disinclined to ask questions.

Gilbert: 'We Screwed Up' on Mostly-White Crowd in Detroit Ad

Gilbert: 'We Screwed Up' on Mostly-White Crowd in Detroit Ad

Jul 26
A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company's controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says "See Detroit Like We Do" with an image of a mostly-white crowd.

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