U.S. law enforcement agencies seek to enlist victims to battle human trafficking, but a special "T visa" program designed to gain their cooperation isn't being used nearly as often as it could be, leaving thousands more men, women and children at risk. Full story
So-called "Latino Residential Brothels," an insidious form of prostitution that has been creeping into the country for several decades, adopt sophisticated camouflage to elude U.S. authorities. Full story
Huge regions enforce the Trafficking Victims Protection Act poorly, if at all.
Since first appearing in the U.S. in 1989, "Latino Residential Brothels" have reached at least 25 states.
Although tragedies like Sandy Hook shake the nation, it's easy to forget guns are the second-leading killer of young kids, with 900 deaths each year. And strangers rarely commit the crime, an NBC News analysis finds.
In little more than two weeks, 1.3 million Americans who have been without work long term will likely see their unemployment benefits stop. That's because a budget deal proposal in Congress fails to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program, which provides federal funds for those who have run out of state unemployment benefits.
The Senate is set to spend Wednesday night debating executive nominees as Republicans protest Democratic attempts to force Obama administration nominations through in the wake of last month's change in the filibuster rules. An aide to Sen.