The indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell alleges that she also engaged in sexual abuse of minors alongside Jeffrey Epstein, and wasn’t just his madame.
Maxwell, Epstein’s former ex-girlfriend and alleged madame, was arrested on Thursday morning in New Hampshire by FBI agents, and charged in connection to Epstein’s alleged sex crimes. She had not been seen since June, after Epstein was arrested and subsequently investigated, with speculation rife about her current whereabouts until Thursday.
Girls including Virginia Giuffre Roberts, who was pictured with Prince Andrew at the age of 17, claim Maxwell pimped her and other underage girls out to high profile figures.
Steven Horsford (D-NV4) has repeatedly slammed the Trump administration over what he claims is “racism” or “anti-LGBT” policies.
Meanwhile, Shelbie Bostedt, who has served as the two-term African-American Congressman’s Press Secretary since June 2019, has tweeted the word “n*gga” or “n*ggas” over 20 times, as well as tweeting the hashtag “#DirtyMexicans.”
Bostedt has mocked Indian accents and taken particular aim at Asians, in a series of tweets dating back to 2013.
“THERE IS AN ASIAN BRIGADE IN MCCARRAN. I REPEAT: ASIAN BRIGADE,” she tweeted, and in another racially motivated attack, said of Asian classmates: “There are almost too many stereotypes to count.”
The Trump administration announced a proposal on Wednesday to allow federally-funded housing services to turn away individuals whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. The proposed rule, according to Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, would “better accommodate religious beliefs of shelter providers.”
The proposal rolls back provisions added during the previous administration. In 2016, former President Barack Obama added a section to the Equal Access Rule that “requires all HUD funded housing services to be provided without discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity,” according to Carson’s statement.
Under the proposed modification to the rule, shelter providers that “lawfully operate as single-sex or sex-segregated facilities” will be allowed to develop “admissions determinations” for people who have a different gender identity than what they were assigned at birth.
TikTok has entered the ranking of the top 100 most valuable global brands for the first time, as people spend more time online during the pandemic browsing lighthearted, entertaining user-generated content, according to a new report.
Technology giants dominated the list once again, with Amazon AMZN, +0.40% maintaining the top spot as its brand value surged to $415 billion, a 32% jump from 2019, according to the 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking compiled by Kantar and WPP WPP, +0.43%.
The e-commerce giant’s stock has climbed 45% this year, as the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated consumer trends toward online shopping. Its market valuation stood at $1.34 trillion at Tuesday’s closing bell.
Hundreds of companies around the world have joined a temporary ad boycott against Facebook Inc., but Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg says he’s not worried and has no intention of changing its policies, according to a new report.
Zuckerberg said the boycott is more of a PR issue than one that will hurt the social-media giant’s bottom line, according to a report Wednesday by The Information, which cited a transcript of remarks Zuckerberg gave at an employees-only virtual town hall Friday.
“We’re not gonna change our policies or approach on anything because of a threat to a small percent of our revenue, or to any percent of our revenue,” he said, according to The Information.
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the Republican National Committee (RNC), and their authorized joint fundraising committees today announced that combined they raised over $266 million in the record-setting second quarter of 2020. In June alone, the Trump and RNC committees raised a record $131 million. The massive amount raised in June eclipses the total raised in any single month of 2016.
The staggering second quarter haul is over $111 million more than the first quarter of 2020, a 71 percent increase, highlighting the incredible enthusiasm Americans have for President Trump and Republicans across the country. In June, the Trump campaign, RNC, and joint committees took in an average of $4.3 million per day, driven by a record setting single day online figure of $14 million on the President’s birthday.
The joint Trump re-election effort continues to be in an incredibly strong financial position, with over $947 million raised over the past two years, and over $295 million cash on hand, dwarfing that of Joe Biden and the Democrats, continuing to increase a vast cash-on-hand advantage.
But more than that, in a state with the highest percentage of Black Americans in the U.S., the flag had come to symbolize white Mississippians’ refusal to cede any real political, social or economic power.
The Mississippi Legislature adopted the current flag in 1894, nearly 30 years after the Civil War, and just four years after the state revised its Constitution to include Jim Crow laws mandating segregated schools and poll taxes and literacy tests as prerequisites for voting. These restrictions were so effective that when the 1965 Voting Rights Act went into law, only a small fraction of the state’s Black population was registered to vote. The 1894 flag was thus a visual representation of a Constitution that codified the “redemption” of the state from federal reconstruction. The flag adoption also coincided with the heyday of racial violence in Mississippi when white mobs lynched dozens of African Americans each year.
A Tampa Bay, Florida, pastor is slamming Amazon for blocking his new book, “The Phantom Virus: How an Unseen Enemy Shut Down the Planet.”
Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne was met with bold, red text saying “BLOCKED” after attempting to self-publish his work on Amazon’s Kindle direct publishing page, according to a screenshot he released Friday.
On Friday, multiple mainstream media outlets were forced to report on the results of a study showing hydroxychloroquine is actually effective in combating COVID-19, vindicating President Trump who has touted the drug for months.
The Henry Ford study reports coronavirus patients “given hydroxychloroquine were much less likely to die,” according to CNN.
The study, published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, determined that hydroxychloroquine provided a “66% hazard ratio reduction,” and hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin a 71 percent reduction, compared to neither treatment.
In-hospital mortality was 18.1 percent with both drugs, 13.5 percent with just hydroxychloroquine, 22.4 percent with azithromycin alone, and 26.4 percent with neither drug. “Prospective trials are needed” for further review, the researchers note.