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In a four-day nationwide operation aimed at sex trafficking, the Federal Bureau of Investigations says it had rescued 84 minors, and arrested 120 people.

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Editor's note: The archived video of the polio panel discussion will be posted next week.

The world is incredibly close to wiping out polio. This year the number of polio cases has shrunk to fewer than a dozen. And those cases are in just two countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons." That's harsh language from the downtrodden sixth-grade narrator of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, a blockbuster series of graphic novels.

But it speaks to a broader truth.

State legislative races don't usually draw a lot of national attention – but Virginia's House District 13 race is: it pits a Republican incumbent known for unsuccessfully sponsoring a so-called "bathroom bill" against a transgender woman.

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Rose Crumb can't even count the number of people she's helped die.

The former nurse, 91, who retired in her mid-80s, considers the question and then shakes her head, her blue eyes sharp above oval spectacles.

"Oh, hundreds," estimates Crumb, the woman who almost single-handedly brought hospice care to the remote Pacific Northwest city of Port Angeles, Wash., nearly 40 years ago.

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"Only The Brave" opens today. It dramatizes the story of elite firefighters, the Granite Mountain Hotshots. They were killed in an Arizona fire.

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This Week's Treasure Coast Essay

Good-bye

Oct 2, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with my last Treasure Coast Essay for WQCS.  Because I am getting up in years, I decided it’s time for me to leave the microphone.  In 2010, when I was a volunteer with the WQCS Radio Reading Service for the visually impaired, I was invited to do a weekly local feature for 88.9 FM.  So I have done short pieces about interesting people, places and events on our special stretch of Florida’s Atlantic Coast.  Most of my topics were upbeat, but some were about invasive plants and animals, pollution of the Indian River Lagoon and, of course, hurricanes.  I enjoyed writing a

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