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Sold: ‘Big strong boys for farm work’

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‘They don’t know my name:’ Trapped in detention centers

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Scores of people stand packed in the cramped quarters of the Treeq Alsika Migrant Detention Center in Tripoli, helplessness etched across their faces. They're just some of 700,000 migrants the United Nations believes are now stuck in Libya. They fled poverty and repression in sub-Sahara, giving up everything to undertake a desperate — and ultimately unsuccessful — voyage to get to Europe. Exploited by shameless smugglers who care little whether they live or die, many of the inhabitants of this government-run detention center give nightmare accounts of forced labor, exploitation and inhumane conditions at the hands of the men they paid to deliver them across the Mediterranean."I have been here three weeks now, nobody writes my name. They don't know my name," says 29-year-old Ali Jemma from Ghana, one of the many migrants here who feels trapped and forgotten in the Libyan capital. He had hoped to reach Italy, but six months on, all he wants is to return h..

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Giant’s McAdoo safe for the season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Ben McAdoo is staying as coach of the New York Giants, at least until the end of the season. Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch issued a statement Monday saying while they are frustrated...

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NFL Overeactions: Cowboys doomed without Elliott

No Zeke means no playoffs for the Dallas Cowboys. Without Ezekiel Elliott, who began serving a six-game suspension for allegations of domestic abuse, the Cowboys (5-4) couldn’t do anything on offense in a 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on...

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Rivers might miss Week 11 with concussion symptoms

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after experiencing possible symptoms of a head injury, endangering his streak of 194 consecutive starts since 2006. Rivers told the Chargers about his...

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