Child Sexual Abuse
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Judge denies Epstein bail

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/18/19, 12:34 pm

A federal judge on Thursday denied bail for financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex-trafficking charges after prosecutors argued he was a danger to the public and could try to flee the country. Epstein will remain in prison while contesting charges that he exploited dozens of girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. Epstein’s lawyers had asked for house arrest with a pledge of $559 million in assets as collateral.

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Telling the world

Media | Unplanned opens in Canada amid backlash
by Mary Jackson
Posted 7/12/19, 03:31 pm

The pro-life movie Unplanned opened in dozens of theaters in Canada Friday after a long battle to persuade movie theaters to show it.

Unplanned, a story about how former Planned Parenthood facility manager Abby Johnson became a pro-life advocate, has grossed more than $18 million since its March 29 release in the United States. It comes out on DVD in August.

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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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