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Today, the partial government shutdown over.
The possible U.S. debt ceiling crisis averted for now.
Late Wednesday night, Congress voted on the deal and approved it.
Early Thursday morning, President Obama signed it.
As the day moved forward, things in Washington started returning to normal.
Federal employees who were furloughed, set home without pay, were back at work yesterday.
The deal says, they'll get back pay to cover what they missed while they were furloughed.
Most national parks and landmarks, like the Everglades in Florida had been close since the shutdown started.
They are back open now and accepting visitors.
Keep in mind, the deal passed this week is temporary.
It funds the government until January.
It raises the debt ceiling until February.
So, after it was passed, leaders of the House and Senate budget committees got together to start the next round of negotiations.
When you hear the word "slavery" you might just think of it as something from history.
The U.S. Civil War decided the issue here, and today slavery is illegal in every single country.
But right now, worldwide, there are more slaves than at any other time in history.
Modern day slavery isn't always the same as the images you see in textbooks.
It includes human trafficking, force labor, child exploitation, forced marriage.
A new report used a decade of research to offer the latest information on slavery and its victims.
Sadly, in 2013 that story's far more prevalent than you'd expect.
29.8 million. That's the staggering estimate of how many people around the world are leaving as modern day slaves, according to Walk Free Foundation.
The number is cited in the foundation's global slavery index, which for the first time provides a map, country by country of the depth and breadth of the scourge.
These ten countries account for 76 percent of the world's enslaved people.
China, Russia, Nigeria, Pakistan are all in there.
But India, the world's second most populous nation has by far the highest number of slaves, estimated up between 13 and 14.5 million people.
A lot of experts would say, that's a conservative number.
India has a massive problem with forced labor, bonded labor.
There are whole communities that are forced to work on brick or forced to work in stone quarries.
Kids were working in factories, so it's a massive problem.
But the index found that it is Mauritania, which was the last country to outlaw slavery in 1961, where the problem is most prevalent.
With an estimation one in five citizens bonded to a master, tradition is proving hard to break.
Teachers, for more information about the fight against modern day slavery, check out the freedom project link on our home page.