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Alleged Jeffrey Epstein procurer Ghislaine Maxwell in jail quarantine after possible coronavirus exposure

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, speaks at a news conference on oceans and sustainable development at the United Nations in New York, June 25, 2013 in this screengrab taken from United Nations TV file footage.......

Canada police conduct under microscope in witness testimony for Huawei CFO’s U.S. extradition case

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VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Witness testimony in Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case this week will be largely focused on the behind-the-scenes conduct of Canadian police in the lead-up to Meng’s arrest two years ago on a warrant from the United States, moving away from her treatment by border......

“Multiple” stabbing in San Jose church leaves at least two dead

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here San Jose, California — At least two people were killed and others seriously wounded Sunday night in a multiple stabbing at a church here. Police said there were no services going on at the time. They said “unhoused” people......

Jared Kushner confidant Ken Kurson in plea negotiations with prosecutors in cyberstalking case, filing says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ken Kurson, a confidant of President Donald Trump‘s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, is in plea negotiations with federal prosecutors who last month charged him with cyberstalking three people, a court filing Friday indicated. In a joint......

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings released on $2 million bond, says sheriff’s office

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FILE PHOTO: Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two people and injuring another during demonstrations on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, listens to defense attorney John Pierce during an extradition hearing in Lake County in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S., October 30, 2020. Nam Y. Huh/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo (Reuters) –......

Federal authorities execute drug dealer who helped bury victim alive

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Terra Haute, Indiana — Orlando Hall got stiffed on a drug deal and went to a Texas apartment looking for the two brothers who took his money. They weren’t home, but their 16-year-old sister was. Late Thursday, Hall was......

Ohio’s Sexual-Assault Response Network Faces Massive Cuts

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio — In an already challenging year, advocates for sexual-assault survivors in Ohio are grappling with major funding cuts. The state’s network of crime victim service programs and agencies relies almost exclusively on funding from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). In 2019, VOCA grants decreased......

The Case of the Autographed Corpse

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On a Saturday afternoon in February 1933, at the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona, a White Mountain Apache Indian named Silas John Edwards and his wife, Margaret, stopped by a friend’s place to visit and relax. Edwards, a trim middle-aged man with a penetrating gaze, was an influential figure on......

Australia braces for findings of probe into military actions in Afghanistan

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FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Thursday will release a long-awaited report into alleged crimes committed by some members of its military in Afghanistan. Australia in 2016 launched an inquiry into the......

Criminals launder coronavirus relief money, exploit victims through popular apps

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Criminals are laundering illegally obtained funds meant for Covid-19 relief through the most popular apps for legally sending and receiving money, law enforcement officials say. Cash App, Venmo, Zelle and PayPal have become portals to easily move money, making transactions......

America’s Grand Jury System Isn’t Built for Justice. We Know, We Served On One

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click to enlarge Cuyahoga County Justice Center and Jail. Photo by Tim Evanson/FlickrCC The recent release of tape recordings from the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury and public statements by three of the anonymous Grand Jury members have offered America a rare look into an opaque system. The tapes and the......

Mexico lauds U.S. decision to drop charges against ex-Army chief

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FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard delivers a message to the media after taking on the Pro Tempore Presidency (PTP) of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), in Mexico City, Mexico, January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard lauded......

US hate crime highest in more than a decade – FBI

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“The latest rise in hate crime signals a new brutal landscape, where targeted attacks against rotating victim groups not only result in spikes, but increases are also being driven by a more widely dispersed rise in the most violent offenses,” said Brian Levin, executive director of the Center for the......

Hate crime murders surged to record high in 2019, FBI data show

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hate crime murders surged to a record high in 2019 and overall hate crime incidents also rose, according to annual data released Monday by the FBI. Crosses made by Greg Zanis memorialize the victims of the El Paso shooting. ......

The Courageous Tale of Jane Johnson, Who Risked Her Freedom for Those Who Helped Her Escape Slavery

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Colonel John Wheeler, a North Carolina politician and ambassador to Nicaragua, had been cautioned repeatedly about traveling to Philadelphia. Headed to Central America by way of New York, Wheeler arrived in the Quaker City in July of 1855 knowing full well that the woman traveling with him as his enslaved......

Saint Pope John Paul II – a hasty halo?

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – During his 27-year pontificate, Pope John Paul II canonised so many people that some dubbed the Vatican “the saint factory”. FILE PHOTO: Pope John Paul II and Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, give their blessing at the end of the weekly general audience at the......

Armenia says prevented assassination attempt on prime minister

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FILE PHOTO: Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Yerevan, Armenia October 13, 2020. Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenia prevented an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the seizure of power by a group of former officials, the National......

Minneapolis might hire outside law enforcement to fight rising violent crime

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Five months ago, the Minneapolis City Council vowed to “dismantle” their police department. But this week, the council voted 7-6 to advance a measure to temporarily hire between 20 and 40 additional officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office......

U.S. Justice Department faults Acosta for ‘poor judgment’ over Epstein deal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An internal Justice Department investigation has concluded that then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta exercised “poor judgment” by allowing financier Jeffrey Epstein to enter a non-prosecution agreement over alleged sex crimes, but cleared him and other prosecutors of any professional misconduct in their handling of the case. FILE PHOTO:......

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