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For Cleveland women, ordeal of recovery begins now

Year after year, the clock ticked by and the calendar marched forward, carrying the three women further from the real world and pulling them deeper into an isolated nightmare.Full story

Hope can be painful for families of missing kids

The miraculous rescue of three missing women has given hope to many families whose loved ones have vanished. Yet hope, when searching for a long-lost child, can be a dangerous thing. Full story

‘Keeping hope alive got me through the 18 years’ 

  Terry Dugard Probyn, mother of Jaycee Dugard, and Jaycee Dugard both spoke about hope and the importance of family, at Tuesday evening’s National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Annual Hope Awards.

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Dugard and Smart offer comments on Cleveland case

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  From Smart to Dugard, more tales of captives rescued

Somewhere in the U.S., an abduction involving a stranger occurs about once every three days. In the wake of the rescue of three women held captive in Ohio, NBC’s Tom Costello reports on Elizabeth Smart, Jaycee Dugard, and others who were found alive months and even years after being abducted.

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Jaycee Dugard, who was abducted as a child and held for eighteen years, right, and her mother Terry Probyn appear with their Hope Award at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children annual Hope Awards in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2013.