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Jeffrey Epstein Due in Court After Sex Trafficking Arrest

Jeffrey Epstein Due in Court After Sex Trafficking Arrest

NEW YORK, NY (AP) — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a once-secret plea deal, the U.S. government is taking another run at putting the wealthy sex offender behind bars with new sex-trafficking charges that law enforcement officials say involve allegations dating to the early 2000s. Epstein, arrested over the weekend, is…

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Latest Southern California Quake Causes Damage, Injuries

Latest Southern California Quake Causes Damage, Injuries

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) — A quake with a magnitude as large as 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries, authorities and residents said. The quake — preceded by Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor in the Mojave Desert — was the largest Southern California temblor in at least 20…

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US Added a Robust 224,000 Jobs in June After Weak May Gain

US Added a Robust 224,000 Jobs in June After Weak May Gain

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy’s durability after more than a decade of expansion. The strength of the jobs report the Labor Department issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal Reserve late this month on whether…

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Strongest Earthquake in 20 Years Rattles Southern California

Strongest Earthquake in 20 Years Rattles Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July 4th holiday, rattling nerves and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck at 10:33 a.m.…

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War Crimes Court-Martial Ends With Navy SEAL Walking Free

War Crimes Court-Martial Ends With Navy SEAL Walking Free

SAN DIEGO, CA (AP) — One of the U.S. military’s most significant war crimes cases ended with a decorated Navy SEAL walking out of court a free man after acknowledging moral and ethical mistakes, including posing in photographs with the body of an Islamic State captive he was cleared of killing. Special Operations Chief Edward…

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