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RICHARD PENDLEBURY: Will Robert Maxwell’s daughter spill paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s secrets? – Daily Mail

Monday, August 12, 2019

Ghislaine Maxwell was last night reported to be ready to co-operate with the American authorities in their ongoing investigation into Prince Andrew’s late friend Jeffrey Epstein. The socialite daughter of the disgraced late media tycoon Robert Maxwell has been accused of recruiting underage girls for the financier Epstein, her benefactor and sometime boyfriend. She has even been described as the ‘madam of the house’ by a former housekeeper at Epstein’s…

Pentagon identifies Marine killed in Iraq – NBC News

Monday, August 12, 2019

A military service member killed in combat in Iraq over the weekend was identified Sunday as a U.S. Marine from Colorado, authorities said. Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, was killed Saturday by enemy small arms fire in Ninewah Province while he was advising an Iraqi Security Force mission, the Pentagon said in a statement. Koppenhafer’s death was still being investigated, and more details were unavailable, the Pentagon said. Koppenhafer,…

Five children die in morning fire at daycare in Pennsylvania – NBC2 News

Monday, August 12, 2019

ERIE, Pa. (NBC News) – A fire in Pennsylvania took the lives of five children and sent another person to the hospital, according to authorities.

Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘suicide’ in jail is unfathomable – New York Post

Monday, August 12, 2019

Here are a few things I know firsthand about being in jail. First and foremost, you have virtually no control over your life and surroundings. You can’t get so much as an aspirin without authorization. In most jails, you can’t wear a belt, or shoelaces, or keep a razor in your cell. And in a well-run jail, high-profile prisoners have virtually no chance of killing themselves. So the alleged suicide…

After autopsy, cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s death awaits ‘further information’ – NBC News

Monday, August 12, 2019

The New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death. Multiple people briefed on the investigation told NBC News that suicide remains the presumed cause of death and that no sign of foul play has emerged in the day and a half since Epstein,…

After autopsy, cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s death awaits ‘further information’ – NBC News

Monday, August 12, 2019

The New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death. Multiple people briefed on the investigation told NBC News that suicide remains the presumed cause of death and that no sign of foul play has emerged in the day and a half since Epstein,…

After autopsy, cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s death awaits ‘further information’ – NBC News

Monday, August 12, 2019

The New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death. Multiple people briefed on the investigation told NBC News that suicide remains the presumed cause of death and that no sign of foul play has emerged in the day and a half since Epstein,…

Manhunt for escaped Tennessee inmate continues into 4th day – 10TV

Monday, August 12, 2019

HENNING, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee convict suspected of killing a corrections administrator before escaping prison on a tractor was captured Sunday, authorities said. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that 44-year-old Curtis Ray Watson was caught hours after a confirmed sighting of him in the west Tennessee community of Henning, where he escaped from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on Wednesday. Details of the capture…

Epstein’s accusers call her his protector and procurer. Is Ghislaine Maxwell now prosecutors’ target? – The Washington Post

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Marc Fisher August 11 at 3:15 PM Ghislaine Maxwell was, according to her accusers, Jeffrey Epstein’s protector and procurer, his girlfriend and his madam. She was, by all accounts, a soul mate and a mirror image. He grew up in Brooklyn with no money to speak of and never finished college. She is Paris-born, Oxford-educated, a jet-setter who partied with princes and billionaires. Together, Epstein and Maxwell allegedly built what…

Jeffrey Epstein: The trail of ruined lives, misery and bankruptcy arch-swindler and paedophile left in his wake – The Independent

Sunday, August 11, 2019

At the beginning, middle and end of his career, Jeffrey Epstein faced a reckoning with his misdeeds. At every stage, he managed to avoid the efforts of prosecutors and victims to confront him with his financial chicanery and sexual abuses. On Saturday, he apparently chose to end his life rather than face what he had done. Epstein’s death by hanging in his cell in a New York jail appears to…

Border Official: Timing of Immigration Raids ‘Unfortunate’ – Snopes.com

Sunday, August 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are defending last week’s mass immigration raids in Mississippi, including emotional footage of a girl pleading with authorities to let her father go. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan acknowledged that video of the 11-year-old sobbing was “emotional” but says the girl was quickly reunited with her mother. He said Sunday on CNN: “I understand that the girl is upset. And I…

Anthony Scaramucci warns that Trump will turn on nation – AOL

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Donald Trump’s short-time communications director and one-time pal Anthony Scaramucci attacked the president on Twitter Saturday with a chilling warning that Trump will eventually “turn” on the “entire country.” Trump lashed Scaramucci on Twitter earlier for his former friend’s criticism of him. Scaramucci, who served as White House communications director for a mere 11 days in 2017, has called Trump’s attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color “racist and unacceptable.”…

The Queen takes in Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson to protect them from summer scandal – Express

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The defamation case, filed in 2015, was settled out of court by Ms Maxwell in 2017. She has always denied any wrongdoing and has never been charged. Prince Andrew was reportedly introduced to Epstein through his friendship with Ms Maxwell in the 1990s. He has always denied any wrongdoing. In a 2015 court application, a judge threw out Ms Giuffre’s allegations that she had sex with Andrew and ordered them…

Trump promotes Epstein-Clintons conspiracy theory, the latest in a pattern of baseless claims spread by President – CNN

Sunday, August 11, 2019

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in spotlight after Epstein’s apparent suicide – NBC News

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, who was found unresponsive Saturday morning in his federal jail cell, is the latest stunning development in the case against the once-powerful financier on charges of sex trafficking. His death came hours after the release of 2,000 pages of court documents, part of a related lawsuit, that revealed allegations that Epstein and a former longtime member of his inner circle, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell,…

Cory Booker has missed more votes than any of the Democratic presidential candidates – NJ.com

Sunday, August 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has missed more congressional votes than any other lawmaker running for president in 2020. The New Jersey Democrat missed 45 percent of the votes brought before the Senate in the 116th Congress, which began Jan. 3, according to an analysis by NJ Advance Media of data from govtrack.us. Fellow Sen. Kamala Harris of California was second with an absentee rate of 44 percent, missing…

Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap – Aljazeera.com

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Israeli police have fired tear gas, rubber bullets and sound grenades to clear Palestinian worshippers from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, the flashpoint of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thousands of Palestinians on Sunday gathered at the mosque for the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. The day coincided with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, which typically sees an increase in Jewish visitors to the…

At least eight Walmart stores were the subject of threats over the past week – CNN

Sunday, August 11, 2019

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Pete Buttigieg: If ‘everybody wasn’t armed,’ would police officers ‘be so quick’ to draw their guns? – Washington Examiner

Sunday, August 11, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa — Pete Buttigieg is asking whether there would be fewer police shootings if guns weren’t so prevalent on American streets. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, posed the question during an appearance at Saturday’s Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund’s Presidential Gun Sense Forum, held in Des Moines, Iowa. “We’ve got to ask ourselves, if we lived in a country where everybody wasn’t armed, would officers be…

Jeffrey Epstein was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges: What we know about his apparent suicide – USA TODAY

Sunday, August 11, 2019

CLOSE CLOSE Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking and allegedly sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida. USA TODAY Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier, died early Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said. The well-connected millionaire had been awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in a Manhattan jail. The FBI and U.S. Inspector General’s office will investigate the circumstances of his apparent suicide while…