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US human trafficking report highlights dangers of institutionalizing children

The State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report Thursday, highlighting the state of human trafficking across the globe by ranking countries on their efforts to tackle the issue. But the report, released as the U.S. government faces international scrutiny for its processing of migrants along the southern border, is careful to differentiate between cases of "trafficking" and "smuggling."

Tillerson hits back at critics

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hit back at critics, including lawmakers, who charge that he is hollowing out America's oldest government agency and undermining diplomacy at a time of deepening international crises.