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 EPA's Wheeler was in Michigan and Wisconsin last month, he described the administration as a friend of an initiative to clean up the Great Lakes. Never mind Trump’s repeated attempts to kill money for the Obama-era program. GOP lawmakers persuaded Trump, while riding to a Michigan rally last year, to ease up on trying to starve the Great Lakes effort, which is popular across the region, and champion it instead. … [Read more...] about Trump Cabinet members look to reassure battleground voters
Second, more funding from the Provider Relief Fund should be made available to the eldercare community. While Health and Human Services has distributed $4.9 billion in funding to nursing homes — a great start — the senior living industry stands to lose tens of billions of dollars due to this crisis. The average nursing home operates at a loss or at razor-thin profit margins (-0.3 percent on average in 2018) and in the COVID-world, both supply and labor costs continue to increase steadily. … [Read more...] about Dr. Mark Goldfelder: Coronavirus nursing home crisis – 6 things we must do now to protect seniors