Maine

The largest of the New England states in area, Maine, in 1820, was the 23rd state to join the Union. Its name comes from an ancient French province of the same name. The most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River, it’s appropriately called the “Pine Tree State,” as 90 percent of its land is forest. Not surprisingly, most of Maine’s economy is related to timber and the production of paper and paper products although the millions of tourists who flock each summer to “Vacationland” are a significant source of revenue. The capital is Augusta; the state flower is the white pine cone and tassel.

Alleged assailant filled blog with delusional thoughts in days before Pelosi attack
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Alleged assailant filled blog with delusional thoughts in days before Pelosi attack

Editor’s note: we are non partisan and present this for your research into satanic ritual abuse in politics and pop culture. David DePape is shown in Berkeley, Calif., in 2013. An intruder attacked and severely beat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer in the couple’s San Francisco home early Friday. Police discovered 82-year-old…

What is helpful to know about human trafficking? – Lewiston Sun Journal
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What is helpful to know about human trafficking? – Lewiston Sun Journal

This week I address the two questions I’m most frequently asked about human trafficking, “what do I do if I suspect there is human trafficking or I think I know a victim of human trafficking” and “what help is there for victims?” The first question is simple. Call the National Trafficking Hotline 1(888)-373-7888, text BeFree,…

What’s at stake in the 2022 midterm election? Here’s everything to watch before Election Day.
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What’s at stake in the 2022 midterm election? Here’s everything to watch before Election Day.

Midterm elections: How they work and why they’re important This year’s midterms are the first chance for Americans to grade Joe Biden and congressional Democrats on how they’ve been running the country for the past two years. Typically midterms don’t go well for the party in power, and Democrats are defending razor-thin majorities in Congress, as one-third of…

Upgrade for Uganda in 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report
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Upgrade for Uganda in 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report

Hope for Justice has welcomed the progress made by Uganda in fighting human trafficking, reflected in it being upgraded to a Tier 2 country in the latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report from the U.S State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. This means that, although Uganda’s government does not yet fully…

Questions remain regarding UK police and intelligence role in the trafficking of three ‘Isis girls’
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Questions remain regarding UK police and intelligence role in the trafficking of three ‘Isis girls’

https://youtu.be/_UJC6U323Vshttps://youtu.be/iHSpY3c9VK4 In February 2015, three girls – Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (16), and Amira Abase (15) – from South London made their way via Turkey to ISIS-controlled Syria. A story that emerged in March of that year was how the three were smuggled into Syria by a man who claimed he worked for the…

Albania asks human rights body to cancel stolen organ claims
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Albania asks human rights body to cancel stolen organ claims

TIRANA, Albania — The Albanian Parliament has asked Europe’s top human rights body to rescind a 2011 resolution that cited since-unsubstantiated allegations of human organ harvesting during the 1990s war in Kosovo. The parliament voted 125-0 late Thursday in favor of a motion asking the Council of Europe to clear both Albania and Kosovo of…

Who was Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, named to TIME magazine's 100 Powerful Women list?
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Who was Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, named to TIME magazine's 100 Powerful Women list?

Rajkumar Amrit Kaur was the first woman from independent India to join the Cabinet as Minister of Health and remained in that position for 10 year. Political leader Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was mentioned among the 80 TIME Magazine’s Most Powerful Women. (Express file photo) Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and freedom fighter Rajkumari Amrit Kaur…

Israel not doing enough to fight human trafficking, U.S. says – Haaretz
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Israel not doing enough to fight human trafficking, U.S. says – Haaretz

Israel is not doing enough to prevent human trafficking and ”does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking,” the annual U.S. State Department report on human trafficking stated for the second year in a row. Haaretz goes to Saudi Arabia: LISTEN to Ben Samuels and David Makovsky The report states that…

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Reality of Human Trafficking – The Crozet Gazette
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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Reality of Human Trafficking – The Crozet Gazette

Most people think of human trafficking as a faraway problem, a misery confined to big cities or lonely deserts where organized networks of criminals use violence and drugs to collect souls. The residents of quiet communities like Crozet might believe the buying and selling of persons can be happening only somewhere else, not here, but…

Amid human trafficking hysteria, Utah refugees face false accusations – Axios
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Amid human trafficking hysteria, Utah refugees face false accusations – Axios

Refugee advocates in Logan are trying to protect a group of Afghan men after a viral Tik Tok video last week wrongly accused them of human trafficking at a carnival. The men, who served alongside the U.S. military in Afghanistan, fled to Utah after the Taliban took over the country last year. What’s happening: The…