California proposes new taxes and budget cuts as it struggles to tame its $24.3 billion deficit.
Other countries, too, are part of the effort to block the transport of nuclear materials.
Twelve more countries are on the US watch list this year for failing to combat trafficking, as the recession makes workers vulnerable to exploitation.
If the building blocks of the Palestinian state-in-waiting are allowed to fall apart, the prospects for peace will collapse, too.
The decision by Mercy Corps, Care, and others to go back to Sudan's troubled region after being kicked out in March opens fresh debate over how to deliver aid to people living under oppressive regimes.
Closing a corporate tax loophole could yield $60 billion for the US, but it threatens to undermine an already weak Irish economy.
The former president met with Israeli settlers as well as top Hamas leaders on a week-long tour of the region that wrapped up Tuesday in Gaza.