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Report: Epstein Guards Were Asleep On The Job

The prison guards who were supposed to check in on alleged child sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in his jail cell every 30 minutes reportedly fell asleep on the morning he killed himself. The Metropolitan Correctional Center staffers who were assigned to check in on Epstein apparently fell asleep on the job and lied to cover their mistake, The New York Times ...

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‘The World Is Watching’: US Senators Warn China Against Military Crackdown In Hong Kong

Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin and Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner issued stern warnings to China on Tuesday and Wednesday against military intervention in Hong Kong. The senators’ notices come amid threats from China to send military personnel into Hong Kong in retaliation for the violent protests there that have been ongoing since Sunday. Troops have already been sent to ...

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Chinese Media Says Hong Kong Airport Protesters Are ‘Asking For Self-Destruction’

Chinese propaganda outlets said Hong Kong protesters are “asking for self-destruction,” AFP reported Tuesday. Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-run tabloid Global Times, said on the social media website Weibo that the presence of Chinese military at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border was a warning to protesters in Hong Kong that China can and will intervene if the situation does not ...

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Report: Shrieking Heard From Epstein’s Jail Cell On Morning He Died

Shrieking and shouting was reportedly heard from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s jail cell on the same morning he was pronounced dead, according to CBS News. Epstein was found unresponsive in his jail cell on the morning on Aug. 10 after reportedly hanging himself. Guards attempting to revive him were saying, “Breathe, Epstein, breathe,” CBS reported. He pronounced dead after being ...

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‘Long And Horrific Gun Battle’: 3 Officers Shot In Riverside California

Three California Highway Patrol officers were shot — one fatally — in Riverside on Monday night in what officers called a “long and horrific gun battle.” CHP Officer Andre Moye Jr., 33, was conducting a traffic stop of a suspect driving a truck, who has since been identified as Aaron Luther, when he decided to impound the suspect’s vehicle, ABC ...

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Russia Warns Google Not To Advertise Videos Of ‘Illegal’ Political Protests

Russia warned Google in a Sunday letter not to advertise videos of what was reportedly the country’s biggest political protest in eight years. The letter came a day after over a thousand protesters took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday calling for free and fair local elections; 311 people were arrested. Russia’s state communications watchdog, Roscomnadzor, asked Google on ...

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Protesters Forced Hong Kong International Airport To Cancel Most Flights

Hong Kong protesters forced one of the world’s busiest airports to close Monday. Protesters were responding to reports of police brutality used against demonstrators on Sunday. Demonstrations against a bill that would extradite Hong Kong residents convicted of crimes to mainland China have been going on since June. Thousands of protesters forced the cancelation of more than 150 flights at Hong ...

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Autopsy Finished, But Results Are ‘Pending Further Information’

New York City chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson said Sunday that her office conducted an autopsy of Epstein’s body but have yet to determine his cause of death. The autopsy results were expected to be released Sunday afternoon, but Sampson said the results are “pending further information,” according to a report by The Washington Post. Epstein, who was facing up ...

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Jewish Leaders Condemn Anti-ICE Organization Protest Outside Private Detention Center

A Jewish organization condemned Never Again Action on Friday for plans to protest outside a Florida detention facility run by The GEO Group. The Coalition for Jewish Values said the event is “a trivialization of the Holocaust and utterly contrary to authentic Jewish values.” GEO group told the DCNF that the “dishonest narrative and lies that are being spread about ...

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The FBI’s Plan To Monitor Social Media Violates Facebook’s Rule On Using Data For Surveillance Purposes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s new plan to gather vast amounts of public data from Facebook, Twitter and other social media to identify threats to the U.S. violates surveillance policies. The FBI is working with outside companies to create a contract to gather social media public data, such as people’s names, user IDs and photos “to proactively identify and reactively ...

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Trump Names Joseph Maguire Acting Director Of National Intelligence

President Donald Trump named Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Joseph Maguire the new acting director of national intelligence on Thursday after CIA official Sue Gordon resigned. Trump made the announcement on Twitter Thursday evening, writing, “I am pleased to inform you that the Honorable Joseph Maguire, current Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will be named Acting Director of ...

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Headlines, Tweets Attribute Fake Quote to Mitch McConnell

News headlines and tweets from politicians attributed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign to a fake quote. The Kentucky Republican and his campaign came under fire for reports that they used the excuse, “Boys will be boys,” in response to an Instagram photo of a group of boys wearing “Team Mitch” T-shirts posing next to and kissing a cardboard cut-out ...

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New York Times Stock Falls 20% After Weak Earnings Projection

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The New York Times stock dropped 20% Wednesday after the company said ad revenue would decline in the third quarter of 2019. The company said it expects both its print and digital ad revenue to decline in the high single-digits next quarter, Business Insider reported. “We expect the second half of 2019 to be somewhat more challenging for digital advertising than ...

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Kim Jong Un Calls Recent Missile Tests A ‘Warning’ For The US, South Korea

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North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday that the country’s ballistic missile test Tuesday was a “warning” to both South Korea and the United States. Kim said the test was “an occasion to send an adequate warning to the joint military drill now underway by the U.S. and South Korean authorities,” Reuters reported, citing the state-operated Korean Central ...

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China Says Trump Admin’s Currency Manipulator Label Will ‘Cause Chaos’

China’s central bank said Tuesday that the Trump administration’s decision to label China a currency manipulator will “cause chaos in financial markets.” “[China] has not used and will not use the exchange rate as a tool to deal with trade disputes,” the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement, according to Reuters. “China advised the United States to ...

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