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Who were the rich and powerful people in Jeffrey Epstein’s circle?

The wealthy financier was connected to well-known names including Trump, Clinton and Prince Andrew before his July arrest Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose his recent arrest on charges of sex trafficking, but they included politicians, socialites, royals and top business figures. Donald Trump Donald Trump reportedly nicknamed the Lolita Express. Clinton has denied any close relationship with Epstein, instead linking their contact to aid work in the developing world. Prince Andrew A documents filed by Virginia Giuffres […]

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Kris Kobach: why Democrats hope the GOP won’t stop his run for US Senate

Tolerance for Kansass former secretary of state is waning, with Republican politicians saying the party has become too rightwing It was only nine months ago that Kansas Democrats were bidding good riddance to Kris Kobach as Donald Trumps closest political ally in the conservative midwestern state went down in flames. But now Kobach, who briefly spearheaded Trumps commission on the illusion of voter fraud after using his stint as Kansas secretary of state to target immigrants and […]

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Las Vegas is about to take a gamble on Musks Boring Company

Contract for Tesla-powered underground system reveals lofty goals for a company whose founder is known for missing deadlines Las Vegas is set to give Elon Musks Boring Company its first payout: a $44m contract to build a high-speed underground transit system serving an expanded convention center. But the city is hedging its bets. The contract withholds over two-thirds of payments until construction is complete, and specifies hefty penalties should the system fail to accommodate enough passengers. The […]

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‘The planet is on fire’: Bill Nye driven to F-bomb rant by climate change

The beloved science educator and childrens show host appeared on Last Week Tonight to help explain carbon-pricing John Oliver on Sunday in a climate change, and started throwing the F-word about a lot. (The plan is sponsored by the US House of Representatives Ed Markey, and is known as the Jarvis Johnson (@jarvis) bill nye just grounded me and sent me to my room and i cant come out until i make the planet stop melting May […]

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‘Paradise was sent to hell’: revisiting the town destroyed by wildfire

Its been six months since an unprecedented fire leveled the town of Paradise, killing 85 people. Despite its suffering, a community holds on The highlight of the social calendar in Paradise is Gold Nugget Days, a fair that celebrates its 19th-century Gold Rush origins and has been held every year since 1959. This year the tradition continued, as locals paraded in wild west period dress and set up stalls selling clothes, plants and honey in a lush […]

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Glitz, glamour, now guilty: spectacular fall of New York’s socialite scammer

Fraudster Anna Sorokin let Manhattans elite believe she was a German heiress but to one of her victims she was the malignant child of the Instagram age New York may be a city of dreams, but when they are shattered as fake heiress Anna Sorokin found out in a Manhattan courtroom late on Thursday they can do so spectacularly. Sorokin, a would-be art collector with plans to open a members-only arts club, carried out a lengthy and […]

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US economic outlook darkens as late 2018 growth figures revised down

Last-quarter growth was 2.2%, down from estimated 2.6% as slew of weak global indicators dents confidence US economic growth slowed at the end of 2018, falling well below the Trump administrations projections and closing a strong year on a more worrying note. The commerce department said on Thursday that the US expanded at an 5% growth rate that Donald Trump recently forecast and comes as evidence is mounting of a slowdown in other major markets including the […]

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Massive lawsuit says Sackler family broke laws to profit from opioids

Group of more than 500 cities, counties and tribes accuses family of helping to create worst drug crisis in US history A group made up of more than 500 cities, counties and Native American tribes across the United States has filed a massive lawsuit accusing members of the drug crisis in American history. The lawsuit represents communities in 26 states and eight tribes and accuses Sackler family members of knowingly breaking laws in order to enrich themselves […]

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