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    In recent years, the issue of child labor has garnered attention from Congress, the media and U.S. consumers who understand that buying certain imported rugs or soccer balls perpetuates misery in the lives of children who made them. While child labor in other countries has taken the spotlight, scant attention’s been given to child labor right here in the U.S. From cities to small towns, sweatshops to fields, child labor is back, and kids who work are usually poorly paid and exposed to serious dangers on the job.

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