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Congress Bans Import of Forced Labor Products

Friday, April 3, 2015 file photo, Burmese fishermen arrive at the compound of Pusaka Benjina Resources to report themselves for departure to leave the fishing company in Benjina, Aru Islands, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Friday, April 3, 2015 file photo, Burmese fishermen arrive at the compound of Pusaka Benjina Resources to report themselves for departure to leave the fishing company in Benjina, Aru Islands, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia,...




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