Editorial: The scourge of sex trafficking

Sex trafficking is often a problem associated with dark corners of the developing world, but the unfortunate truth is that the trafficking of minors is an American problem as well. In fact, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation just declared on Monday that child prostitution in the United States is a "persistent threat."

Tilly: The salad menace

While you were stuck in Iowa City, the food-borne stomach bug cyclospora spent its summer on a freewheeling trip through 16 states mostly in the central and southern United States, getting to know at least 372 Americans quite intimately.

Sonn: City kids at a country fair

Last Friday I went to a particularly small-time fair in Benton County with a couple of my friends. We had a very romantic, old-fashioned picture in our head of old ladies and their prize-winning pies, children in pinwheel hats frolicking on a carousel, of carnival barkers gathering a crowd to see a bearded lady.

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