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Today on NPR: Vannak Prum was forced to work on a Thai fishing boat for three years before he escaped by jumping overboard. With little oversight, rogue captains buy men like Prum from traffickers and use them to plunder the fishing grounds of surrounding nations.

Illinois ~ Governor Pat Quinn’s decision to shut down the Tamms Supermax Prison in southern Illinois is drawing praise from human rights groups.

Kentucky ~ The CEO of Kentucky’s largest private Medicaid operator says mistakes in state government caused his company to push for changes in its contracts with healthcare providers. A new survey aims to provide an estimate of how many horses live in the self-proclaimed "Horse Capitol of the World."

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