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A national labor union representing half of the nation's 100,000 flight attendants has come out in support of a federal bill aimed at ending human trafficking. 

Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants -- CWA, tells WABE's "Closer Look" the federal Secure Our Skies Act could standardize training and make existing aviation systems available to combat the sex slave trade. 

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A complex, multi-year plan to modernize the nation's antiquated air traffic control system is progressing on schedule, according to federal officials. And nowhere is that more evident than here in Atlanta. 

"Atlanta has been in the forefront of deploying NextGen technology," FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker tells WABE's "Closer Look."  NextGen, an umbrella term for the modernization efforts, promises to make the nation's air space less congested and safer. 

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President Barack Obama says his unglamorous first job scooping ice cream taught him valuable lessons about responsibility and hard work.

He wants the same experience for other teenagers, particularly those without resources, and is launching a summer opportunities project to help young people land a first job that can teach them similar lessons and help send them down the right path.

The private sector, all levels of government, community groups and schools have pledged to help teenagers get their first jobs this summer.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press file

Bill Cosby's wife, an enigmatic figure who has publicly stood by her husband despite the dozens of sexual assault allegations against him, is slated to answer questions under oath Monday in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by seven accusers.

Camille Cosby was being questioned by a lawyer for the women at the Springfield Marriott in Massachusetts despite futile attempts by the couple to get the deposition postponed. It is believed to be the first deposition Camille Cosby has given since dozens of women went public with allegations of sexual misconduct against her husband.

My Story As A DMV Edge Case: How To Battle Bureaucracy And Win

Feb 18, 2016

"I don't know what this is," she said, sliding the form back to me. "I'm not a doctor."

Thank you, I thought. I realize that. You work at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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