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State Representative Ross Spano is the latest Republican to enter the 2018 race for Florida Attorney General.

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An organization that deals a lot with human trafficked kids says it’s important to go into the schools and educate potential victims early about traffickers.

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Bills aimed at making it easier for human trafficking victims to sue their traffickers have passed a House committee.

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Bills aimed at fixing a glitch in a Florida law have cleared their first legislative committees in the House and Senate. The two measures could get more pro bono attorneys to help kids with special needs.

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A bill aimed at teaching Florida students about the dangers of human trafficking passed its first Senate panel Monday.

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As Florida continues to work to combat human trafficking, some experts say working to make sure everyone recognizes the signs is important. But, equally important is going after the so-called “johns” themselves.

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Florida officials are expressing their condolences at the loss of life during the latest worst mass shooting in modern American history. Sunday night’s Las Vegas Shooting has left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.

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Attorney General Pam Bondi kicked off this year’s Human Trafficking Summit Monday in Orlando.

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Florida’s U.S. Senators, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, joined 18 other Congressional colleagues in filing bipartisan legislation crack down on websites, which knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking. They’re targeting one website in particular.

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While Florida’s fight against human trafficking is far from over, officials say one tool is helping combat the modern-slavery practice.

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A new report on how Florida handles young human trafficking victims is receiving mixed reviews.

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A bill building on Florida’s anti-human trafficking efforts is now heading to both the House and Senate floors.

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A bill requiring Florida schools to teach about the dangers of human trafficking is starting to advance in the Senate.

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Bills to help some of the state’s most vulnerable Floridians as well as youthful offenders have passed their first Senate committee.

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The head of the Florida Department of Corrections says her agency is doing its part to help make sure released inmates aren’t targeted by potential human traffickers.

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A state lawmaker wants Florida schools to include the dangers of human trafficking in their health education curriculum. That's on top of other statewide efforts to help fight the modern day slavery practice.

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As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking is holding multiple events this month to help combat the modern day slavery practice. That includes a Thursday seminar for the area’s health care professionals.

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and North Florida experts are hoping to use the time to spread more awareness about common misconceptions and what the public can do to help.

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Local artists have until midnight Friday to submit their entries for a human trafficking awareness contest. It’s hosted by the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Robin Hassler Thompson is a member of the coalition.

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There are a lot more boys who are victims of human trafficking than previously thought in Florida. That’s according to Bethany Gilot, the statewide human trafficking director of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. She says it’s because the disclosure rate among boys is extremely low.

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The head of Florida’s child welfare agency is defending a human trafficking tool used by his agency and some others. His remarks follow a report released months ago that questions the tool’s effectiveness.

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Thousands of law enforcement have gotten online training course on human trafficking in Florida. State officials are hoping even more will take an updated elective course.

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There are only a few days left for Floridians to register for this year’s Human Trafficking Summit, and Attorney General Pam Bondi says there will be many exciting panels and speakers.

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A new report states a human trafficking tool used among some state agencies may not be that effective.

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One of the many focuses of this year’s upcoming Human Trafficking Summit may be on Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT community.

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