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Epstein’s death ruled a suicide

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/16/19, 05:02 pm

Billionaire and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein killed himself by hanging in prison, the New York medical examiner confirmed Friday. Conspiracy theories have abounded about how and why the well-connected financier died since he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City Saturday morning. The FBI and Justice Department are investigating conditions at the jail that allowed Epstein to go unsupervised long enough to commit suicide.

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Accuser sues Epstein’s estate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/15/19, 12:46 pm

The same day a new law governing child sexual abuse cases went into effect in New York, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims used it to sue the late billionaire’s estate and several of his associates. Jennifer Araoz, now 32, filed a complaint alleging that Epstein groomed and raped her when she was 15 years old. She said one of Epstein’s accomplices introduced her to him when she was a 14-year-old high school freshman.

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Six officers shot in Philadelphia standoff

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/15/19, 11:48 am

A suspect is in custody after an hourslong standoff and gun battle Wednesday in which he wounded six Philadelphia police officers. Police initially arrived at the home around 4:30 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant for drug charges.

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