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Longtime Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested: report

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Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of late accused billionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has reportedly been arrested.

Sources tell NBC New York that Maxwell was arrested by FBI officials on charges related to her relationship with Epstein and is “expected to appear in a federal court later today.”

Maxwell has been accused in civil lawsuits of assisting Epstein in trafficking underage girls. In a 2015 defamation lawsuit, former alleged Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre claimed that Maxwell and Epstein groomed her and several other teenage girls to have sex with rich and powerful men.

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One of the powerful men named by Giuffre was attorney Alan Dershowitz, who in recent weeks has reacted defensively to revelations that he made trips to the Little Saint James island, which was owned by Epstein and earned the nickname “Pedophile Island” because Epstein allegedly brought underage girls there to be groomed.


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WATCH: Arizona man throws tantrum about masks — and his son has to pick him up and carry him out of the store

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Video posted online purports to show a man being carried out of a store in Tucson, Arizona after a loud rant against wearing masks.

"People won't learn, these people won't learn," a man in a blue shirt, shorts and sunglasses is heard saying, to nobody in particular.

"You're a bunch of idiots wearing masks, you know it's not real," he shouted.

"Look at you fools, you got a f*cking doily on your face. You ret*rd, you look like you f*cking got it off your mom's countertop," he continued.

At thq5 point, a much larger man with a mask over his beard approached the anti-mask activist.

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Trump campaign dispatches Pence to shore up Mormon support — after harsh criticism from Mitt Romney and Jeff Flake: report

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The president's 2020 election campaign continues to play defense in Arizona, a once reliably-Republican state.

"President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is looking to shore up support among a specific population of Arizonans: members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," the Arizona Republica reported Monday. "Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Mesa Tuesday to help launch a 'Latter-day Saints for Trump' coalition in what appears to be a late-in-the-game play to win over LDS voters, who tend to vote Republican but hold values that clash with some of the president's."

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Here’s how Trump created a ‘significant threat’ to his re-election by failing on coronavirus stimulus

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Politico on Monday reported on how Donald Trump may have imperiled his 2020 presidential campaign by failing to reach a deal with Congress on the next round of stimulus.

"After a spring and summer bolstered by cash infusions from the federal government of more than $3 trillion, the U.S. economy may have to sink or swim this fall with a relative trickle of support — presenting a significant threat to President Donald Trump’s standing as he heads into a compressed reelection campaign already trailing in the polls," Politico's Ben White reported.

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