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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.

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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Apr 19, 2013

State labor officials say Alabama's unemployment rate held steady in March.  The unemployment rate last month was 7.2 percent, which is the same as March 2012.  The number of people with jobs grew by nearly 7,000 and there was only a slight increase in the number of unemployed. 

Medicaid

Democratic Legislators continue to beat the drum for Medicaid expansion in Alabama.  The group has made it the top priority for the current legislative session and has held periodic news conferences to press the issue.  The proposed Medicaid expansion would include adults 19 to 64 with family incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.  Governor Robert Bentley has said the state will not expand a "broken" system of Medicaid. 

Scottsboro Boys Pardon

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a bill posthumously pardoning a group of black youths who were wrongfully convicted of raping two white women more than 80 years ago.  Bentley signed House Joint Resolution 20, formally exonerating the nine boys who ranged from 13 to 19-years-old.  The ceremony was held at the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center.  Bentley says the state can't take back what happened, but can make it right moving forward.  He said the bill was the result of a bipartisan effort.