Crime
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Charlottesville attacker gets second life sentence

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/16/19, 10:06 am

A judge in Virginia on Monday sentenced James Alex Fields Jr. to life plus 419 years in prison for deliberately driving his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. The state sentence followed last month’s life sentence issued for 29 federal hate crimes for the incident that killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured two dozen others.

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Labor secretary under fire for Epstein deal

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/10/19, 11:10 am

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is facing calls for his resignation this week for his role in the once-secret plea bargain agreement that allowed billionaire Jeffrey Epstein to avoid federal prosecution and spend only 13 months in jail despite allegations that he molested numerous teenage girls. Acosta served as a federal prosecutor in South Florida in 2008 when the deal was made.

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Billionaire arrested on sex trafficking charges

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/08/19, 12:28 pm

Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is scheduled to face a federal judge in Manhattan on Monday on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy dating to the early 2000s. Police arrested Epstein in New York on Saturday. He is accused of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14 at his homes in Florida and New York, prosecutors said Monday.

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