A.M. Links: James Gandolfini Dead at 51, Taliban Offer To Release American Soldier, Russia and China Not Happy About US Human Trafficking Report


Credit: US Army
  • James Gandolfini, the actor best known for his portrayal of Tony Soprano in HBO's The Sopranos, has died in Italy at 51.
  • The Taliban have offered to release U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held since 2009, in exchange for five senior operatives being held in Guantanamo Bay.  
  • Russia and China have both reacted angrily to a State Department report that categorized the two countries as some of the world's worst offenders in their efforts to fight human trafficking.
  • Google's chief legal officer has said that the company is not "in cahoots" with the NSA.
  • A group of women from Beverly Hills called "Marijuana Moms" say that smoking pot makes them better parents.

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