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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Co-Founder Of Khmer Rouge Dies; Ieng Sary Escapes Judgment For Genocide

Mar 14, 2013

The death of Ieng Sary, co-founder of the Khmer Rouge that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 and killed an estimated 1.7 million of that nation's people in the process, has dashed the hopes "among survivors and court prosecutors that he would ever be punished for his alleged war crimes," The Associated Press writes.

The 87-year-old former foreign minister's death was announced Thursday by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea (Extraordinary Chambers or ECCC). That "Cambodian court with international participation" was created in 2005. Ieng Sary and several other former Khmer Rouge leaders were arrested in 2007. It wasn't until 2011 that his trial began. It was still underway when he was hospitalized on March 4. According to the AP, the cause of his death "was not immediately known, but he had suffered from high blood pressure and heart problems."

The court's website lays out the charges against Ieng Sary:

-- "Crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation imprisonment, torture, persecution on political, racial, and religious grounds and other inhumane acts)."

-- "Genocide, by killing members of the groups of Vietnamese and Cham."

-- "Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 (willful killing, torture or inhumane treatment, willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, willfully depriving a prisoner of war or civilian the rights of fair and regular trial, unlawful deportation or unlawful confinement of a civilian)."

CNN calls him one of the Khmer Rouge's "infamous leaders." The BBC adds that Ieng Sary was known as "Brother Number Three" in the Khmer Rouge. His brother-in-law, Pol Pot, was "Brother Number One." And according to the BBC:

"As foreign minister, Ieng Sary was said to have been responsible for convincing many educated Cambodians who had fled the Khmer Rouge to return to help rebuild the country.

"Many were then tortured and executed as part of the purge of intellectuals."

"Brother Number Two," Nuon Chea, is deputy secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (the Khmer Rouge). He trial continues.

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