National news cheat sheet

NY Times viewpoint worth reading: “Human trafficking is more similar in America and Cambodia than we would like to admit. Teenage girls on American streets may appear to be selling sex voluntarily, but they’re often utterly controlled by violent pimps who take every penny they earn.” Read Nicholas Kristof’s “What About American Girls Sold on the Streets?

Washington Post reports on Obama’s failure to close Guantanamo Bay: “For more than two years, the White House’s plans had been undermined by political miscalculations, confusion and timidity in the face of mounting congressional opposition, according to some inside the administration as well as on Capitol Hill.” Read more.

The Daily Beast: South Carolina has picked the GOP nominee every year since it began holding the first-in-the-South primary in 1980. Patricia Murphy visits and finds lots of love for two unlikely candidates. Read more.

LA Times: Some countries have done little to cut off tens of billions that Libya’s Kadafi family has spread around the globe, officials say, allowing the leader access to an enormous amount of cash. Read more.