Until now. One year after Epstein’s high-profile arrest—and his subsequent suicide—prosecutors may finally be closing in on the billionaire pedophile’s alleged network of enablers and fellow abusers. On Thursday, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam, was arrested and charged with assisting, facilitating, and contributing to the abuse of minor girls as young as 14, as well as lying under oath. The British heiress had been laying low ever since Epstein’s arrest while battling efforts to unseal court records. But the FBI had been keeping an eye on her all along, and nabbed her at a “gorgeous residence” in rural New Hampshire that she purchased through an LLC in December 2019. Maxwell now faces decades in prison if convicted. … [Read more...] about A Year After Epstein’s Arrest, Will Victims Finally Get Justice?
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When the House Ways and Means Committee held its recent hearing examining the COVID-19 nursing home crisis, the takeaways were clear: skilled nursing facilities are understaffed, the frontline workers who are showing up are overworked and concerned for their and their loved ones lives, families are frustrated with the lack of access to their elders, and the residents themselves are suffering from loneliness and isolation. … [Read more...] about Dr. Mark Goldfelder: Coronavirus nursing home crisis – 6 things we must do now to protect seniors
Trump’s walk came after he made a brief speech in which he told Americans, “I am your law and order president,” and vowed to bring the U.S. military to assist police in the nation’s capital. Trump has the authority to do so because the District of Columbia is not a state. … [Read more...] about Park Police Claim Authorities Did Not Use Tear Gas To Clear Lafayette Park, Deployed Other Irritants Instead
In Chicago, officials prepared for another busy weekend of demonstrations, and hundreds had already begun to gather in Union Park on Saturday morning. The city shut down a number of main streets and modified transit routes for Saturday to make room for protesters. Chicago's 9 p.m. curfew remains in place over the weekend. … [Read more...] about Hundreds of thousands of protesters gather in DC for massive George Floyd demonstration
Companies have manufacturing capacity in multiple countries, so "we are in no way inhibiting the rest of the world from getting these same vaccines," a senior Trump administration official said during a June 16 conference call with reporters. Administration ground rules prohibit the official from being named. … [Read more...] about Health Authorities Aim to Build Alternative to COVID-19 Nationalism