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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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Calm Sunday, busy Monday

New York | The hyped-up Sunday ICE raids in New York did not materialize; meanwhile, the Epstein case is getting more dramatic
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/17/19, 04:07 pm

A New York moment: 

At my church on Sunday, a deacon prayed for immigrants who might be feeling fear about the sweeping immigration raids that President Donald Trump had announced would begin that day. We do have immigrants in our church, so it was a simple sentence-long prayer for anyone feeling anxious. 

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‘A stunning attack on incarcerated women’

Sexuality | California is on track to allow males who identify as females into women’s prisons
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 7/12/19, 05:04 pm

A bill working its way through the California state legislature this summer would allow incarcerated biological males who identify as transgender women to stay with female inmates in prison facilities.

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